Stone Garden

 

Stone garden designed by Nendo for Caesarstone

Collaboration with the acclaimed Japanese design studio Nendo

Caesarstone collaborated with acclaimed Japanese design studio Nendo w​ho created an exclusive installation with the company’s surface materials. IDS 2013’s International Guest of Honour, Oki Sato, founder and chief designer of Nendo, created Stone Garden, an installation of ‘table-like’ surfaces clustered together to form a seemingly floating landscape. The simplicity of the design reflects the minimalistic beauty that Nendo is known for, while exhibiting the exceptional quality, functionality and creativity of Caesarstone countertops.

The tables, which are carried by a simple metal rod, are secured into place by an overlapping design, thus eliminating the use of fasteners to hold them into place. Like the different shapes, depths and directions of overlaps forming this installation, Caesarstone’s versatile surface designs can complement any space.

“The installation explores the boundary between ‘furniture’ and ‘nonfurniture’. Tables that aren’t quite tables form a cluster, creating a new kind of ground surface like a garden floating in the universe, far beyond the scale of individual tables. The unique variety and quality of natural colours and textures of the Caesarstone surfaces are perfect to be arranged in a composition like the stylized landscape of a Japanese rock garden.” Oki Sato, founder and chief designer of Nendo

 

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Nendo was formed in 2002 and has since become one of the most prolific design firms in the world. In Japanese “nendo” means free-form clay, a soft, fluid substance that symbolizes the way the company works. The goal of Nendo is to reconstitute the everyday by transforming it into something that is easy to understand. Oki Sato, Nendo’s chief designer, was named one of the brightest talents in a new generation of Japanese minimalist designers by Fast Company. Most recently, Oki Sato earned the title of “Designer of the Year” by both Wallpaper and Elle Decor.

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