12 Jan 2011
Dancing Squares is the solo show of Japanese Designer Nendo at the Art Stage at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
'dancing squares' lamp
'We assembled squares to create a sense of motion in this series of objects. Lamps roll about, but are stable thanks to their planes, casting light in different directions.’ – Nendo
'Dancing Squares' shelf
‘One part of the bookshelf is frozen in its cascade of tumbling planes, creating variety in the way books can be stacked.’ – Nendo
'Dancing Squares' stool
‘The stool's twist endows it with visual play.' – Nendo
'Dancing Squares' table
‘The table leans as though it seems to be falling, but maintains its function as a table. Objects placed on it seem to sink into its folds and sways. The different 'movements' make balance and unbalance overlap, as though we are watching the planes themselves dance.' – Nendo
Established in Tokyo in 2002 by Oki Sato (born 1977 in Canada; MA in architecture from Waseda University). Nendo's design work ranges from architecture to interior, product and graphic design, and for clients in and outside Japan. They have been honored by the Milan International Furniture Fair's(Salone) Design Report Award Special Mention; the I.D. Annual Design Review's Best Product award; Germany's red dot award and Japan's Good Design Award, among others. In 2007, Newsweek magazine named nendo one of "The Top 100 Small Global Companies."