Thin Black Lines Collection: Furniture & Accessories

Thin Black Lines Collection: Furniture & Accessories

Bethany Seawright
Oct 12, 2010

Like Sharpie drawings come to life, each tubular steel design in the Thin Black Lines collection shifts from 2D flatness to 3D materiality in the blink of an eye. I first featured a chair from this Nendo collection in my post on London Design Week 2010. Since then, I've come across several additional pieces from this Japanese designer, and thought you might appreciate a more in-depth look at the collection.

Nendo means "clay" in Japanese — a word that aptly describes the shifting quality of Oki Sato's work. His goal is to reshape the everyday into something more memorable — to enrich people's lives by giving them "a small "!"moment," when they encounter his designs. (I don't know about you, but I'd say — mission accomplished!)

1. 13600mm-chair. Curvy in all the right places.
2. 10700mm-table. Because sometimes you need a little extra room at the table.
3. 770mm-vase. An idea that doesn't hold water, but man, what it could do for an arrangement of twigs!
4. 7400mm-table. Nesting tables step it up a bit.
5. 20200mm-lamp (large) & 12200mm-lamp (small). A whole different kind of birdcage.
6. 3450mm-mirror. I love imagining what I'd put on those shelves. Books? A small vase of flowers? A cocktail to sip while I get ready?
7. 5200mm-stool. I've got a line on a great bench...
8. 7300mm-hanger rack. Way more stylish than a clunky rolling rack from the hardware store!

Prices available on request.

For images and information on the complete collection, visit Phillips de Pury & Company.

Images: Phillips de Pury & Company

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