The Nendo Collection for Bisazza Bagno
by Harry / April 24, 2012


Bisazza unveiled a new bath furniture collection by Japanese designer Nendo at Fuorisalone during Milan Design Week 2012.



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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.


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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.


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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."


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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.


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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."


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"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'."


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"A silent yet comfortable space that enables you to communicate with yourself, just like the traditional tea rooms in Japan."

+ bisazzabagno.com


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