The Delicate Nendo Bottles Channel the Japanese Language

By: Meghan Young - Sep 11, 2014
References: nendo.jp & designtaxi
The Nendo bottles designed for the Maison&Objet trade fair in Paris, France, this year are unlike traditional glass creations. Although simple and sleek at first glance, the exteriors boast delicate details that happen to be inspired by rain. Specifically channeling the different ways of describing rain in the Japanese language, the Nendo bottles have their own individual personalities.

For instance, one of the Nendo bottles appear to be covered in thick vertical strands of rain, which is meant to symbolize a torrential downpour referred to as 'niwaka-ame.' As is quoted on Design Taxi, the design of the Nendo bottles "was a way to reflect the fine nuances and sensibilities of Japanese as a language." The results are aesthetically gorgeous creations.