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Nendo’s Stone Garden for Caesarstone

A floating garden of table-like surfaces brought a sense of wonder to the IDS design fair in Canada.

Nendo’s Stone Garden for Caesarstone

A floating garden of table-like surfaces brought a sense of wonder to the IDS design fair in Canada.



BY

31 January, 2013


Nendo Caesarstone

Japanese design studio Nendo collaborated with Caesarstone to create a dreamy installation at Toronto’s Interior Design Show (IDS) in late January 2013.

Nendo Caesarstone

Titled ‘Stone Garden’, the installation comprised of a large cluster of table-like objects that were made using Caesarstone’s quartz surface materials.

Nendo Caesarstone

Nendo Caesarstone

Each ‘table top’ was supported by a single metal-rod stem. With no self-stabilising base component, each table relied upon the overlap of its neighbours for support. No fasteners were used to hold the field of tables in place.

Nendo Caesarstone

“The installation explores the boundary between ‘furniture’ and ‘non-furniture’,” says Oki Sato, founder and chief designer of Nendo.

Nendo Caesarstone

“Tables that aren’t quite tables form a cluster, creating a new kind of ground surface like a garden floating in the universe, far beyond the scale of individual tables,” he explains.

Nendo Caesarstone

The composition, he suggests, is “like the stylised landscape of a Japanese rock garden.”

Nendo Caesarstone

The Interior Design Show was held at Toronto’s Metro Toronto Convention Centre from 24 to 27 January 2013.

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