Faithful to his design philosophy, which often challenges the rules of geometry, Nendo has conceived Ring, a family of five tables that play with contrasts between straight lines and curves. The design of the light metal structure, defined by orthogonal lines, is interrupted by large rings, placed in different positions. In addition to breaking the geometric regularity of the silhouette, the circles, depending on the size of the table, become connecting or supporting elements.
The metal frame, available in Light Bronze, Copper or Black-Nickel, comes in different heights. The Ring tables are completed by an oval or circular top, with various diameters, which are customisable in bronzed glass, Calcutta marble or Liquorice brushed ash.
nendo is the name of the 70-person Tokyo studio of industrial designer Oki Sato. Born in Toronto, Canada in 1977, today Sato is one of the world’s most prolific designers, working for brands as varied as Fritz Hansen, Stellar Works, Wonder Glass, Moroso, Flos and Minotti. “nendo” means “clay” in Japanese, and the studio prides itself on being as flexible as that venerable material.
Now helmed by the third generation of the Minotti family, Rodolfo Dordoni guarantees the modern-classic aspect of the portfolio while collaborations with designers including Frenchman Christophe Delcourt and Japan’s nendo bring in fresh perspective.