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56 Minimalist Nendo Studio Creations

From High-Density Birdhouses to Hat Art Installations

— September 20, 2012 — Art & Design
Japanese Minimalism is exemplified by the work of Nendo Studio. The design firm boasts an emergence as one of the most inventive, winning multiple awards such as the Designer of the Year title by Wallpaper Magazine.

The designs are all created with careful attention to detailing and forward-thinking design. The bespoke nature of Nendo’s designs are part of the firm’s dedication to quality creations. Each piece features characteristics with calculated simplicity that toys with the playfulness of design.

This child-like aesthetic stems from the firm’s choice of name -- ‘Nendo’ is Japanese for children’s modeling clay. This idea of free design and modeling has made for a stunning array of architectural gems that embody true modernism.
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Bifocal Gadget Props
Bifocal Gadget Props
The Megane Smartphone Stand Uses Faux Frames to Stand iDevices
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Sushi-Inspired Lighting
Sushi-Inspired Lighting
The Nendo Maki Pendant Lamp Looks Simply Delicious
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Prismatic Computer Peripherals
Prismatic Computer Peripherals
The Ormie Mouse Combines Function and Form
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Avian Utensils
Avian Utensils
The Forest Spoon by Nendo is Cute and Decorative
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Pebble-Like Paper Containers
Pebble-Like Paper Containers
Nendo Fashions Faux Wood Grain Boxes Using Lacquer & 3D Printers
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Door-Filled Fashion Boutiques
Door-Filled Fashion Boutiques
Indulgi by Nendo is Filled with Openings Designed to Obscure
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Toothpick-Like Shoehorns
Toothpick-Like Shoehorns
The Nendo Shoehorn Minimalizes the Classic Design
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Abstract Suspended Vases
Abstract Suspended Vases
Nendo Growing Vases Mimic Modern Flower Vessels
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Circuit Board Speakers
Circuit Board Speakers
The Revalue Nippon Project Revitalizes Japanese Craft Traditions
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Cable Constricted Mouses
Cable Constricted Mouses
The Rinkak Mouse from Nendo Puts Form Over Function
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Ironic Credit Crunchers
Ironic Credit Crunchers
The Nendo 'Pyggy Bank' is a Twist on Your Childhood Change-Holder
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Phonetic Mouth Dishes
Phonetic Mouth Dishes
TALKING Seasoning Dispensers
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Paperclip Data Sticks
Paperclip Data Sticks
The Data Clip Organizes Your Virtual and Physical Documents
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Minimalist Monochromatic Rooms
Minimalist Monochromatic Rooms
The Nendo Solo Show Demonstrates the Power of Black and White
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Hand Puppet Totes
Hand Puppet Totes
The Roopuppet Bag Lets You Make Shadow Figures While Shopping
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Plaited Metal Tables
Plaited Metal Tables
An Organic Assembly Method Has Been Applied to the Bamboo-Steel Table
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Lyrical Pet Abodes
Lyrical Pet Abodes
The Nendo Music Cage is a Beautiful Convenience in Every Home
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Pen-Like Earpieces
Pen-Like Earpieces
The Stylo Bluetooth Headset is a Contemporary Communication Tool
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Shaky Spidery Seating
Shaky Spidery Seating
The Nendo-Maruni Cord Chair Does Pull Its Weight
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Pinched Glass Lighting
Pinched Glass Lighting
The Press Lamp by NENDO is Soft, Subtle and Minimalist
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Rickety Leather Recliners
Rickety Leather Recliners
The 'nendo' Leather Chair Bring Leather Strips into Style
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See-Through Tabletops
See-Through Tabletops
Nendo's Transparent Table is a Whimsical Piece of Furniture
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Woven Steel Seats
Woven Steel Seats
Bamboo-Steel Chair Brings Traditional Taiwanese Crafts into the 21st Century
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High-Density Birdhouses
High-Density Birdhouses
The Nendo Bird-Apartment Accommodates 78 Fowl Families and One Human
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Sucked-In Glass Lighting
Sucked-In Glass Lighting
The Inhale Lamp Was Quirkily Shaped in the Glassblowing Process
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Reinvented Reindeer Design
Reinvented Reindeer Design
Nendo Antler Armchair is Perfect for Christmas Parties
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Agriculture-Inspired Houseware
Agriculture-Inspired Houseware
The 'Farming-net' Collection by Nendo is Whimsically Delicate
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Illusionary Floating Chairs
Illusionary Floating Chairs
The Fade-Out Chair by Nendo Plays Tricks on Our Eyes
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Perching Picnic Boxes
Perching Picnic Boxes
The Nendo Kotoli for Ruinart is Inspired by Birds on Telephone Wires
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Separation Anxiety Furniture Sets
Separation Anxiety Furniture Sets
The Dependencies Collection Consists of Needy Tables and Lamps
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Birgit Lohmann, Editor of Designboom (INTERVIEW)
Birgit Lohmann, Editor of Designboom (INTERVIEW)
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Hat Art Installations
Hat Art Installations
The Hirata No Boshi Exhibit Pays Tribute to Akio Hirata
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Sterile Plastic Seating
Sterile Plastic Seating
NENDO's Pristine Transparent Chair Acts Like a Mini Hammock
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Futuristic Work Place
Futuristic Work Place
Meguro Office Space by Nendo
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Exotic Ethical Carpets
Exotic Ethical Carpets
GAN Rugs are a Cozy Alternative to the Persian Mats You've Been Buying
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Blown Plastic Lights
Blown Plastic Lights
Nendo ‘Blown Fabric' Produces Lighting That Mimics Glass
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Leaky Sink Tablet Mounts
Leaky Sink Tablet Mounts
The Nendo Elecom Faucet Stand for Electronics is Water-Friendly
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Ever-Changing Disk Timepieces
Ever-Changing Disk Timepieces
The Nendo 'Dark Noon' Watches Alter as Time Passes
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Jellyfish-Inspired Earphones
Jellyfish-Inspired Earphones
The Elecom Otokurage Earbuds are Both Cool and Comfortable
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Sporty Staircase Houses
Sporty Staircase Houses
The Nendo Puma House Tokyo is an Exsquisitely Original Event Space
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Shoe-Branded Store Fronts
Shoe-Branded Store Fronts
The Camper Osaka Shop by Nendo Features Floating Footwear
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Novel Beach Pads
Novel Beach Pads
The 'Book' House by Nendo is a Geek's Dream on a Serene Coast
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Pleated Paper Furniture
Pleated Paper Furniture
The Cabbage Chair
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Intricate Illusory Shelving Units
Intricate Illusory Shelving Units
The Scatter Shelf by Nendo is Awesomely Confusing
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Colorful Clip-On Thumbdrives
Colorful Clip-On Thumbdrives
These Elecom Karabiner USB Sticks Offer Easy Portability
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Fallen Leaf Flats
Fallen Leaf Flats
Nendo Creates Environmental-Inspired Retail Space for Asobio
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Sketched Furniture Collections
Sketched Furniture Collections
'Thin Black Lines' from Nendo Features Barely-There Furnishings
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Unexpected Silhouette Smartphone Mounts
Unexpected Silhouette Smartphone Mounts
The Nendo Shadowstand Casts a Flower on the Wall
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Mexican Wrestling Mixed With High Fashion
Mexican Wrestling Mixed With High Fashion
Nendo Brand Destroyer Handbag
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Cascading Cube Furniture
Cascading Cube Furniture
Dancing Squares from Nendo are Artistic Interior Objects
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Physically Illusory Furnishings
Physically Illusory Furnishings
Visible Structures by Nendo Look and Feel Falsely Insubstantial
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Anime Figurines in Costume
Anime Figurines in Costume
MikkuMiku Kagami Nendoroid Reflects International Cosplay Craze
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Warm Minimalist Bathrooms
Warm Minimalist Bathrooms
The Bisazza Bagno Nendo Collection is Organically Contemporary
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Adorable Animal Tail Mice
Adorable Animal Tail Mice
Elecom Nendo Oppopet Mouse Brings Cute Creatures to Technology
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Moss Wallpaper
Moss Wallpaper
Green Wall Decor Brings Your Living Room to Life
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