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Tokyo Tribal Collection

You rarely see me posting products only on this blog with the exception of my Ceramicist of the month column. But I really love this collection and its story behind. For me it belongs much more to the Arts&Crafts than Interior Design category. It is a furniture collection but fusing manufacturing and craftsmanship, and I believe the hand-woven bamboo elements to be the key player here. Though function wise you could probably argue it’s more of a furniture piece.

Tokyo tribal-Nendo-Eclectic Trends

Tokyo tribal-Nendo-Eclectic Trends

Japanese studio Nendo teams up with Singapore based company industry+ and creates 22 exclusive pieces. Local artisans in the Philippines helped to craft hand-woven bamboo rattan baskets and back rests for a small chair range.

 

The bamboo’s elastic properties make it ideal for such things as back support. It is also used as a design feature, for instance: the table legs going right through a layer of bamboo, or the entire table itself actually encased in bamboo rattansays Nendo.

Tokyo tribal-Nendo-Eclectic Trends

Tokyo tribal-Nendo-Eclectic Trends

Tokyo tribal-Nendo-Eclectic Trends

Akihiro Yoshida Photography

I saw my very first Nendo snow capped mountain installation more than a couple of years ago when visiting the Stockholm furniture fair. He is a master of great installations. Did you see the chocolate wavey lounge for the past Maison&Objet earlier this year? G, x

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