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Each year, one of the biggest trade shows, Maison et Objet awards a designer for his notorious work on the world of design, and for 2015, the choosen for Maison et Objet Paris 2015, Designer of the Year it’s Nendo.
Led by Toronto native Oki Sato, Nendo studio was born in 2002 and it’s known for its playful yet practical style. In the press release from Maison et Objet Paris 2015, Nendo Studio led by Oki Sato is described as “taken inspiration from Japanese uncluttered style to create a language of his time. The philosophy of Oki Sato is reflected in his designs, thanks to which he transforms the interactions of people with the objects surrounding them by creating a parenthesis in their life. This desire is found in the uncluttered and characteristic shapes of his designs, to which he always adds a touch of humour and conviviality”
The impact of Oki Sato’s designs was immediate. His first exhibition at Streeterior was shown in Tokyo and Milan in 2003. Then, year after year Nendo’s work start to be recognized more and more. Oki Sato went on to receive numerous prizes: Good Design Award, German Design Award, Elle Deco International Design Award and was named 2012 Designer of the Year by British magazine Wallpaper*.
As an awarded designer, Oki Sato has several of his works exposed in museums such as the Museum of Modern Art of New York, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
With collaborations with famous brands like Puma, Starbucks and BoConcept, Oki Sato, from Nendo Studio, named the Designer of the Year for Maison et Objet Paris will have his own expression space at now! design à vivre (Hall 8). Visit him and get a closer look on Nendo’s designs.
“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.”
– Nendo Studio