Swedish brand COS (part of the H&M group) commissioned nendo to create an installation and temporary concept store in Milan during the Salone del Mobile. Among the designed pieces are to be found a ceramic tea set (a modern rounded teapot and two cups, all with thick wooden lids both for insulation and play: they can be used as spinning tops!), ceramic vases in different sizes and shades (to be stacked like building blocks), or two pear-shaped candle stands.
Founded in Tokyo by architect and designer Oki Sato, nendo has been synonymous with modern, functional design since its creation in 2002. The name ‘nendo’ is Japanese for modelling clay, indicative of the studio’s playful, yet rational approach.