oki sato


Nendo was created by Oki Sato in 2002.

Oki Sato was born 1977 in Toronto, Canada, after studying architecture at the Waseda University of Tokyo.

He is now one of the most famous designer worlwide.

Nendo means “modeling clay”, underlining the will to be flexible and innovative in his designs

Inspired by the traditional japanese style, he created his own language.

His philosophy of creation is to arouse surprise and interaction between people and objects, usually with a touch of playfulness.

Oki Sato has received many awards : Good Design Award, German Design Award, Elle Deco International Design Award and is appointed “designer of the year” in 2012 by the magazin Wallpaper.

Many of his designs are exhibited : MOMA in New York, Museum of Decorative Arts and Centre Pompidou in Paris, Victoria & Albert Museum in Londres…

Nendo chose Specimen for his first monographical exhibition in Paris, designing the collection “Object dependencies” for the occasion.

His designs for Specimen :

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