Japanese and Scandinavian design have much in common and the first chair designed by the Japanese studio Nendo for Danish Fritz Hansen is a perfect illustration of that: same taste for minimalism, same respect for craftsmanship and noble materials, scrupulous attention to detail, honesty of design and construction as well as timeless and non-ostentatious elegance.
Comfortable, beautiful and ergonomic, the N01 chair aims to gather people for a long time around a table. The seat and back are made of nine layers of plywood, structure and armrests are made in solid wood. The chair can be equipped with removable seat cushions.
Materials mix of solid wood and veneer in natural oak, beech or black coloured oak
Dimensions H77 x W62 x D49 cm – Seat height 44 or 46,5 cm
Seat cushion optional (loose or fixed, incl. velcro)
N01 Chair – Oak
N01 Chair – Beech
N01 Chair – Black oak
loose or fixed – Remix 233
loose or fixed – Remix 393
loose or fixed – Remix 173
loose or fixed – Cuir noir
Nendo design studio is synonymous with designer Oki Sato, born in 1977 in Toronto, Canada.
In 2002 he founded nendo design studio. nendo means ’clay’ in Japanese – or more specifically, modelling clay such as plasticine. A unique material that makes it easy to do creative modelling. As Oki Sato explains: ”The name is appropriate for a studio that needs to develop design solutions for a host of very different clients”
Oki Sato does not look at design like many iconic designers, who have focused on the mantra, ’form follows function’. He also looks at the history behind the product and its design.
His expression is minimalist, but contains small signs and details that immediately arouse memories. He employs soft, friendly shapes which make his designs appear comfortable from first sight.