Modern Contemporary Design


Usually hard and sharp, this glass is soft and blurry.

Details: Soft is a series of glass tables by Tokyo based studio Nendo for Glas Italia. Three box shaped low tables each using five sheets of frosted glass.


For the joints between two sheets of glass, the 45 degree cross-sections were printed with bright colours. The cross-sections were then bonded together.


The colours create a gradation effect, from purple to red, orange to yellow, and blue to purple. In addition, the reverse side of the frost glass was printed with a pattern to make it look as though the same colours were blurred on the glass surface.


Says Nendo, “With this, we tried to create a natural and soft image, as if the colours on the edges were blurring. By combining the extremely difficult technique of printing gradation colours on the diagonal edges with the printing that expresses a delicate ‘blurriness’, an appearance that contradicts the conventional image of glass, which is of a hard and sharp material, was achieved.”


See it soon: Soft will be exhibited at Nendo’s solo exhibition “nendo works 2014-2015” at Museo della Permanente during Milan Design Week 2015.


Source: Photos by Kenichi Sonehara.





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