Cherry blossoms in Finland

It took four years to craft, but it was worth the wait. The design industry is cooing over this new collection, the love child of two design icons: Japanese fashion company Issey Miyake and Finnish home design brand Iittala's collaboration flaunts perfect organic shapes and delicate colors, mixing technologically innovative and traditional materials. Jeremiah Tesolin, Creative Director at Iittala, has lifted the veil for The LuxPad: "The topic of Iittala and Miyake Design Studio sharing the same values and mutual respect towards each other came up in the discussions between Iittala Design Director Harri Koskinen and Miyake Design Studio. We admire the work of Miyake Design Studio very much and we were thrilled when we got the response that the feeling and the willingness to collaborate was mutual. The discussions and the product development started from there and now, after four years, the collection is ready and launching."

Nendo x COS

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.