Last September Phillips de Pury & Company had the first UK solo exhibition of Japanese design studio, Nendo. The exhibition was presented in two parts and split between two galleries. Part 1: Thin Black Lines, features a new series of bent, solid, tubular steel works on view at the Saatchi Gallery. Part 2: Blurry White Surfaces, which offered the UK audience a greater sense of Nendo’s design ethos. Shown here are a few of their works.


“Giving people a small ” ! ” moment. There are so many small ” ! ” moments hidden in our everyday. But we don’t recognize them, and even when we do recognize them, we tend to unconsciously reset our minds and forget what we’ve seen. But we believe these small ” ! ” moments are what make our days so interesting, so rich. That’s why we want to reconstitute the everyday by collecting and reshaping them into something that’s easy to understand. We’d like the people who’ve encountered Nendo’s designs to feel these small ” ! ” moments intuitively. That’s Nendo’s job.”
-Oki Sat