“Invisible outlines” is the title of Nendo‘s exhibition presented inside the Jil Sander showroom during this year’s Milan Design Week. A total of 16 collections have been carefully curated and placed in the seven rooms to showcase the theme that interprets the blurred boundaries, outlines and borders of objects and things.
The exhibition itself captures an aesthetic that Oki Sato of Nendo has created over the years. Within the minimal and ethereal-lit spaces, the objects including the “border table”, “traces” and “unprinted material” explores the existence of various items by manipulating their outlines in various ways but can still be visually recognized by viewers.
One of the highlights within the presentation is the new project called “Jellyfish Vase”. Thin silicon shaped like vases is submerged in a tank of water to create a marine and design combination that attempts to re-establish the relationship between vase and water with color boundaries.
Meanwhile “objectextile” is a collaborative project with Jil Sander and sees the contours of 3D objects being retrieved and turned into textiles. We tend to perceive the existence and positioning of objects by subconsciously following “outlines”, and by distinguishing the “inside and outside” of these contours.” – Oki Sato, Nendo.
Photography: Takumi Ota