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Book Review Nendo - Interior Design Book from Japan
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Book Review: Nendo – Interior Design Book from Japan

Book Review: Nendo – Interior Design Book from Japan – The epitome of contemporary design from Japan that is also setting the tone for design’s future on the global scene. Oki Sato founded nendo in Tokyo in 2002. Since then, it has become one of the most sought-after design studios worldwide. The name nendo is Japanese for modeling clay. It is indicative of the studio’s playful, yet rational approach. Nendo: 10/10 is a comprehensive monograph of the studio’s work. Each of the book’s ten chapters showcases one of nendo’s design principles. Chapters explore, for example, nendo’s compelling approach to multiplying, linking, concealing, balancing, magnifying, and folding. Featured projects include vibrant store concepts and mystically inspired exhibition spaces as well as sculptural furniture pieces, home accessories, and design objects. Nendo’s impressively clear, yet intriguingly sophisticated work not only represents the epitome of contemporary design from Japan, but also sets the tone for design’s future on the global scene. See also: Our House in the City: New Urban Homes and Architecture There are few design studios worldwide that can deliver projects of such consistently high quality as the Japanese studio Nendo. Expertly melding architecture and interior, product, and graphic design with sculpture and installation,…

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Book Review: Interiors by Marcel Wanders 

Regarded by many as an anomaly in the design world, Marcel has made it his mission to “create an environment of love, live with passion and make our most exciting dreams come true.” His work excites, provokes, and polarises, but never fails to surprise for its ingenuity, daring and singular quest to uplift the human spirit, and entertain. Marcel Wanders’ distinctive output combines a flair for the theatrical with a unique understanding of space that has vaulted him into the top ranks of contemporary design. His interiors projects range from iconic hotels like the Mondrian South Beach in Miami, to fairy-tale private residences in Amsterdam, Mallorca, and Jakarta. Developed integrally with his product design, Wanders’ spaces incorporate a romantic, monumental sensibility that has redefined interior design. Marcel Wanders: Interiors features work from four continents including highly acclaimed designs for the Morgans boutique hotel chain (Thor restaurant in the Hotel on Rivington in New York) and the London flagship for Mandarina Duck.  See also: Book review: Coca-Cola Deluxe Ice Slipcase The interiors developed by Marcel Wanders combine the everyday with the extraordinary. These inspirational sources have been harnessed to create an unprecedented interior design volume. In his designs Marcel often mixes innovative…

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