ON THE OCCASION OF THE RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION ‘INVISIBLE OUTLINES’, NENDO DESIGN PRESENTED THE COLLECTION NAMEND ‘WOVEN TABLE’

This is a beautiful collection of tables designed for “Nendo: invisible outlines”, a large-scale retrospective exhibition held at Grand-Hornuin the suburbs of Mons, Belgium from May 21, to October 1. Grand-Hornu is a former colliery turned into a museum and was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2012.

Lines can be weaved into baskets or mesh and create a “surface”. However, an ambiguous expression was the objective of this collection where the detailing of a portion of the smooth surface was weaved, so that it can look as though the“lines” are in the process of forming a “surface”, or conversely the “surface” can look as though they are being disassembled into “lines”.  Since the shape cannot be made from one single metal surface, each individual part was created and then seamlessly interconnected and meticulously polished. After partially masking, the mesh was slightly emphasized with two slightly different shades of white.

The exhibit includes 79 works, split into 12 categories of “outlines”.

Foto: Hiroshi Iwasaki