Nendo

Ghost Stories

Nendo   Ghost Stories

source: lessmorebloxpl

Fade-out chair to krzesło z pleksiglasu, poza końcówkami nóg pomalowane w fakturę i kolor drewna. W internecie można niestety znaleźć tylko zdjęcia krzesła umieszczonego na białym tle, jestem ciekawy, jak wyglądałoby w zwyczajnym otoczeniu (chociaż chyba i tak mebel nie trafił do produkcji).
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source: chinaluxehome

恰似悬空的椅子

这个椅子是nendo曾在纽约“鬼故事主题展”设计作品之一。就如同它的名字一样,这把椅子向人们展示了“淡入淡出”的效果。

当然,椅子并不是悬空的,而是腿下半部分的颜色跟地板的颜色一样。所以看起来像是悬空的。

椅背和椅面都是木制的,但在椅腿的末端采用了透明的丙烯酸材料,并巧妙地加工了椅腿的木质部分,造成一种木纹逐渐变淡的效果,乍一看就如同整张椅子悬空漂浮了起来,不禁让人联想到没有脚的女鬼。

为了达到渐变的效果,设计师在设计椅子腿脚部分时,特意采用了可塑性强、色彩多样的亚克力材质制成。事实证明,亚克力的渐变效果很好,椅脚由咖啡色到透明色的过渡衔接的很自然。

这么一款椅子若出现在光线昏暗的环境下,确能达到让人震惊的效果。即使是光线正常的背景下,这款椅子依然惊艳无比,好似悬在低空中的“鬼椅”。
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source: nendojp
The fadeout chair’s legs seem to gently disappear, as though the chair stands in a pool of mist or fog. The chair’s back and seat are wooden, and the clear acrylic legs are specially painted by craftsmen so that the wood grain appears to gradually fade away. Usually, our perception of furniture is strongly affected by the space around it. The fade-out chair turns this relationship on its head: we can change the look and feel of a space simply by placing the chair in it. This was our attempt to design space itself through furniture.
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source: collectionsmadmuseumorg
Ghost Stories: New Designs from Nendo transforms the MADProjects Gallery on the Museum’s second floor into a magical landscape of new designs that imbue chairs, vases, and lamps with whimsy and optical illusion. Founded and led by Canadian-born principal Oki Sato, Nendo has garnered international attention and more than 45 design awards for its beautifully simple yet surprisingly humorous work in interiors, furniture, product design, graphics, and architecture.
Ghost Stories is the second exhibition in the MADProjects Gallery, which was launched in February 2009 with Totally Rad, a focused survey of the latest radiator designs, curated by Karim Rashid. Both timely and provocative, this ongoing program invites MAD curators, collaborators and leading voices in the field to explore emerging trends and innovations in design.
Illusion, humor, and an element of surprise are captured in the four new designs by Nendo that will be shown for the first time at MAD, along with prototypes, videos, and other materials that explore the design process used by the designers to create these works.
The Fade-Out Chair is a simple rectangular chair made from clear acrylic and painted with trompe l’oeil wood grain over most of the structure in a pattern that fades away on the lower part of the legs to create the impression that the chairs are floating in space.
Blown-Color is an assembly of one-of-a-kind lamps made from Smash, a special polyester fabric that can be manipulated into different forms when heated and that retains its shape when cooled. The group created a series of lights in the style of vernacular Japanese chochin paper lanterns, but, rather than the traditional bamboo frame, the properties of Smash allowed Nendo to shape it like blown glass in one seamless piece.
Cord-Chair is a wooden side chair with a super thin profile created by splitting the legs in half to insert an aluminum skeleton which gives them a strength belied by their fragile appearance.
Phantom-Waves are a series of prototypes for a new vase for flowers. Each rectangular or cylindrical vase is constructed with polarized Mylar that creates the impression of solid horizontal discs that divide the vase into segments. The discs are, however, only an illusion caused by the polarized light — a flower stem or branch can be inserted “through” the seemingly solid disc, thus creating an intriguing illusion.
Ghost Stories: New Designs from Nendo is made possible, in part, by the generosity of the Design Council of the Museum of Arts and Design.