Nendo's Seven Doors Become Hybrid Home Features with Whimsical Charm

By: Amelia Roblin - May 1, 2015
References: nendo.jp & leibal
Nendo has dreamed up some imaginative door designs that challenge the fairly limited expectations that users have of home entryways. Inspired by the 70th anniversary of door manufacturer Abe Kogyo, the designers have created a quirky collection of multi-purpose portals.

Beautiful pale timber was used to make the frames and the panels of each of the door designs, which all extrapolate from a standardized form.

Nendo's Seven Doors include one with an integrated wall light and lampshade and another that turns a corner. The Hang model has a hidden magnetic layer that enables you to stick on and rearrange coordinated wooden planters, trays and storage compartments. The Baby incorporates a tiny proportional toddler entranceway, and the Slide playfully references entrances that glide on tracks. Finally, a tessellated Kumiko door design adds striking detail, and the Wall version is overlaid with shelving and picture frames.

Each of the artistic Seven Doors conceptually references past projects of Abe Kogyo.