White furniture objects featuring flat surfaces which spill over forming large wide mouth bowls are part of Japanese design studio Nendo‘s new furniture collection Flow. Created for Italian brand Alias, Nendo’s collection features metal coffee tables, side tables and a shelving unit.
“Part of the tabletop appears to melt away and form a container below, as if it were completely oblivious to the table’s frame structure.” -Nendo
Nendo tells Dezeen their concepts affords users the opportunity to flow between resting objects on the table surface or storing them in the container.
“The enigmatic pieces of furniture achieve a fluid fusion of functionality serving to hold something either on top or within.”
Nendo, which also unveiled its jellyfish-like silicone vases at Design Week as part of its Invisible Lines exhibition, says it strives to explore new avenues to elevate ordinary objects.
“We want to reconstitute the everyday by collecting and reshaping them into something that’s easy to understand. We’d like the people who’ve encountered nendo’s designs to feel these small ” ! ” moments intuitively.”
Photographer: Akihiro Yoshida
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