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Stone-Edge Tables

The Stone-Edge Table collection, premiering at the Milan Design Week, features seven wooden tables with embellished corner and leg details. The material which is traditionally used for counter-tops is taking on a new meaning and minimalistic beauty in this blended and contemporary form. Designed by Nendo for Caesarstone, the organically shaped pieces are crafted from the Classico collection and act as both a decorative and protective element to the individual items. The engineered pieces fuse together the contrasting components into a modern creation. “In designing the Stone-Edge Table collection, I was able to take advantage of the strength of the material. Rather than ostentatiously applying the material to the entire design, we created wooden tables and used Caesarstone to protect the table top corners and feet. The subtle stone elements are incorporated to make the tables stronger while drawing focus to the seamless coexistence with the wood. The seven tables vary slightly in size and proportions, each with a different type of Ceasarstone.” -Oki Sato, founder and chief designer of Nendo

Nendo’s Stonegarden for Caesarstone

Stone garden designed by Nendo for Caesarstone. This exclusive collaboration was created for the 2013 Toronto Interior Design Show by Oki Sato. The collection of ‘table-like’ surfaces are clustered together to form a floating landscape resembling a traditional Japanese stone garden. The tables contain a single rod located in the middle of the finished material which rely on one another to stabilize each other and form a texture and minimalistic topography. Oki Sato of Nendo describes his Stonegarden installation in collaboration with Caesarstone at this years 2013 Interior Design Show in Toronto, Canada.

Oki Sato of Nendo at IDS 2013

Oki Sato is the head designer for Japanese design firm Nendo. Born in Toronto, Oki graduated with a master’s in architecture from Waseda University in Tokyo in 2002. That same year, Oki and some of his classmates formed Nendo and established the company’s Tokyo office. A second office in Milan was established in 2005, and in 2012 a third office opened in Singapore. The goal of Nendo is to reconstitute the everyday by transforming it into something that is easy to understand. Nendo believes there are many small moments of surprise hidden in everyday life, and they want those who encounter their designs to intuitively feel those moments of surprise. The company has produced designs for projects across Asia, Europe and North America. Oki Sato introduces his first architectural project in Japan. He discusses the design constraints and creative ways to produce a cohesive idea under a tight budget. Oki Sato talks about why designing the small details first can foster inspiring moments. Oki Sato presents his process and the 10 key words he uses …