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Thin Black Table

c. 2011

by Nendo
for Cappellini

Thin Black Table

by Nendo
for  Cappellini

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The Thin Black table orig­i­nated as part of the thin black lines’ collec­tion, orga­nized by Phillips de Pury and shown in London at the Saatchi Gallery in autumn 2010. We kept the shape of the table but shrank it to an easily usable size. This allowed us to trim the 10mm thick steel plates to all of 6mm, creat­ing a table that looks like a sketch drawn in midair, and devel­op­ing our orig­i­nal design concept even more vividly than before.” – Oki Sato

Nendo once again deliv­ers a fabu­lously illu­sion­ary table design in three dimen­sions that both creates and mimics geomet­ric optical art draw­ings in two dimen­sions. The Thin Black table is actu­ally the result­ing assem­blage of the inter­sec­tion of two offset cubes; the upper profile L‑shape that is created supports an ultra-thin glass top allow­ing the design to func­tion as a surface. This irony of insta­bil­ity” and its asso­ci­ated visual drama is a recur­ring design element that figures promi­nently in many of Nendo’s designs. The Thin Black table is composed of matte black powder-coated steel. An extra­or­di­nary piece that becomes an instant visual treat in any inte­rior space it occupies.


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Canada (1977)

Oki Sato is Chief Designer and Founder of Nendo. Born in 1977 in Toronto, Canada, he received his M.Arch. from Waseda University, Tokyo in 2002. He established the design studio “nendo” in the same year. His activity in the design world has not been limited to only one area but is rather multifarious, spanning from graphic and product design to designing furniture, installations, windows, and interiors, and even reaches into the realm of architecture. He has been chosen by the Newsweek magazine as one of “The 100 Most Respected Japanese” and won many “Designer of the Year” mention by Wallpaper and Elle Decor magazines. Nendo can be found in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and Centre Pompidou in Paris.

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