Architects are fantastic at finding a use for awkward spaces — using them to full potential where others might only see narrow gaps. These projects are perfect examples of those skills.
Nendo is a design studio founded in 2002 by Oki Sato, one of the world’s most well-known and prolific designers. Based in Tokyo and Milan, Nendo (‘clay’ in Japanese) designs graphics, products, furniture, installations and interiors that seek to surprise people in subtle, intelligent and playful ways. At the heart of the studio’s vision are simplicity, curiosity and craftsmanship. Here is a brief selection of Nendo’s fascinating work.
We Live in an Ocean of Air is a virtual reality experience where the invisible connection between plant and human is revealed through breath. In a 20–minute experience, cutting-edge technology illuminates the invisible, but fundamental, connections between human and natural worlds. Visitors to the experience at the Saatchi Gallery in London are transported to an ancient forest to witness the majestic power of the largest organism to ever exist — the giant Sequoia tree.
Many of the projects we write about on our blog often seem other-worldly, but the amazing concepts below really are just that. Read on to find out how artists, designers and architects are looking beyond the boundaries of the earth for their inspiration and planning on taking their creativity into space.
Maxim Zhestkov’s practice – Zhestkov Studio, is a digital art and design specialist that he founded alongside partner creatives back in 2015. The studio works at the intersection of art, design and computer graphics to develop new forms of moving images for clients around the globe including these massive brand names – Adobe, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, LG, PlayStation, Nike, Under Armour, Jimmy Choo etc.
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