Forms of Movement

Like every year, NENDO , an architecture and design studio, never disappoints.

Starting from the movement of our fingers, to the subsequent movement of the limbs, up to the movement of our body, each action leads to leave an imaginary mark in space. Two-dimensional, like that of a segment that traces our body moving from point A to point B to a three-dimensional shape of an imaginary cone that can be created with the rotation of an arm.

After all, movement is an inevitable part of our being and in this project NENDO tries to give it shape, during the Fuori Salone 2018 with the exhibition Forms of Movement that can be visited in the Superstudio spaces, in Via Tortona n. 27, where the designer Oki Sato , one of the greatest contemporary designers, transports us to his world where he presents 10 projects based on the idea of ​​movement.

The pavilion is presented in the form of a path in which every time you enter one of the 10 thematic rooms a nice little man drawn on the walls introduces a concept of what we will see. Each project also boasts a collaboration with 10 different Japanese companies.

The first of the 10 rooms analyzes the use of a high-tech material, fluoropolymer, and its application in 7 types of spherical jewel cases that can be opened in 7 different modes based on movements such as translation, rotation or slippage.

The second room sees the reinterpretation of the conventional ZIP , looking for an innovation of this locking system, which has remained unchanged for years, finding 5 new solutions with the ZIPPPPPER PROJECT project.

In the next room, the Japanese studio worked on technologies that make it possible to turn paper into a lamp through a 2D printer, by printing an electrical circuit on it.

The fourth of the Nendo projects is instead based on softness, the chairs, the sofas take on a new and original look, the softness is not given by the conventional materials used in the sector, such as cotton, feathers or springs, but rather by a series of sheets in polyurethane that in contact with the body are modeled in this way the quality of the softness takes life and shape.

The studio also presents various kitchen utensils that, thanks to their movement, take on different functionality and aesthetics, new types of coating based on the pressure of ceramic tiles or a vase that thanks to its particular technique and the depth of cut of the materials, in based on our movement around it and the angle at which you look at it, it acquires a different design on its surface, or even a table that seems to be light and intertwined with white fabric, instead it uses a new metal cutting technology, to produce a knitted effect on the table top.

In the penultimate room, on the other hand, the designer Sato has managed to give shape to time with a series of unique hourglasses able to count the passage of time, in different ways and based on the movement of the sand inside them, which is not unidirectional but able to move inside the cavities in different directions.

Finally, in the last room the movement is that of light and curtains with a characteristic flower shape that are able to open or close to let the flow of light inside the spaces filter or not according to the different wishes of the user.

In a context in which the idea of ​​movement is that of reaching greater results or distances in a short time, the Japanese studio Nendo reflects on the idea of ​​movement as a design theme for an unprecedented innovation capable of giving movement - shape .

- ANDREA DI CINZIO -

FORMS OF MOVEMENT by NENDO

@Superstudio , in Via Tortona n. 27

Milan

Bouncy layers © Andrea Di CInzio for WMMQ

Zippppper project © Andrea Di CInzio for WMMQ

Zippppper project © Andrea Di CInzio for WMMQ

four-layer vase © Andrea Di CInzio for WMMQ

Seven sliding cases © Andrea Di CInzio for WMMQ

Air lids © Andrea Di CInzio for WMMQ

Bouncy layers © Andrea Di CInzio for WMMQ

variations of time © Andrea Di CInzio for WMMQ

variations of time © Andrea Di CInzio for WMMQ

Waven table © Andrea Di CInzio for WMMQ

press tiles © Andrea Di CInzio for WMMQ