Japanese studio Nendo launches a steel furniture collection that has an incredibly delicate appearance. Bound to exquisitely refine interior design arrangements, the capsule consists of 18 pieces that are informed by the behavior of watercolor on paper.
From tables to chairs, Nendo thoroughly sands the surfaces in its steel furniture collection and strategically paints them in white. The intended effect is for the pieces to subtly mimic white paper. The studio then carefully applies gradients in blue by hand. Each application is made to tastefully emphasize the silhouette of the selected piece. Producing an unpredictable aesthetic, the markings are "designed to appear as if they have soaked naturally into the [surfaces]."
Nendo coats its steel furniture collection with a matte finish that further strengthens the paper-like quality.
Nendo's Latest Offerings Have an Ethereal Quality
1. Watercolor-inspired Furniture - The trend of using watercolor-inspired design elements in furniture is disrupting the furniture industry by creating pieces that have an ethereal, delicate appearance.
2. Hand-painted Furniture - The trend of hand-painting furniture is disrupting the furniture industry by creating unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that cannot be mass-produced.
3. Matte-finish Furniture - The trend of using matte finishes in furniture is disrupting the furniture industry by creating pieces that have a modern, sophisticated look and feel.
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Manufacturers can create disruptive innovation opportunities by incorporating new painting techniques and finishes inspired by watercolor art.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can use watercolor-inspired furniture to create unique, eye-catching design schemes for their clients.
3. Art Supplies - The trend of watercolor-inspired furniture can create opportunities for art supply companies to innovate by providing materials for furniture designers to experiment with new painting techniques.