Bisazza unveiled a new bath furniture collection by Japanese designer Nendo at Fuorisalone during Milan Design Week 2012.
The Nendo Collection for Bisazza Bagno includes bathtubs, sinks, drawers, and more that appear to be "encased" in a box, a theme that runs through the collection. An aesthetic and lines that are a signature of Nendo founder Oki Sato.
The furniture line is complemented by accessories including vases, clocks, shelves and mirrors that are each designed to serve a dual purpose. Each piece in the collection can be displayed on its own or combined with a complementary piece, creating an innovative and original whole.
Says Bisazza, "Vases piled on top of each other form a unique visual arrangement, a series of wall clocks creates an optical illusion, and the surface of the mirrors, which have been partially cut away, echo the shape of small water droplets; all forms used in the collection can be adapted and deconstructed to suit individual needs and tastes."
The Nendo Collection also incorporates Bisazza's first use of larch wood, a natural material known for its warm, golden hues. The minimalist lines of the Nendo designs are balanced by the warmth of the wood.
Sato describes his inspiration for The Nendo Collection, "In the past, Japanese bathrooms were a place for communication. Families bathing together as well as public baths were very common until few decades ago."
"Now, the bathing experience has become very private and functional, even in Japan. The collection envisions the bathing environment to be very private and functional, but having the sense of 'gathering'."
"A silent yet comfortable space that enables you to communicate with yourself, just like the traditional tea rooms in Japan."