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Nendo knows how to travel in style. The Kame suitcase for Italian brand Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano is made of polycarbonate and fabric, with updated functionality for contemporary travelling, and several smart details. Kame comes in four colours; shiro white, sun orange, eclipse blue and wasabi green, and in one size: a 550 mm cabin case.

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Whats this? A Swedish vacuum cleaner? No, Kame suitcase by Nendo/Sayaka Ito. Photo copyright Nendo/Ayao Yamazaki.

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Here we go: Kame suitcase by Nendo/Sayaka Ito has one hard shell side, and one side made in soft textile. Photo copyright Nendo/Ayao Yamazaki.

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Space saving soft top of Kame suitcase by Nendo/Sayaka Ito. Photo copyright Nendo/Ayao Yamazaki.


…and Oki Sato, head designer at Nendo, promoting the Kame suitcase at You Tube. Video copyright FPM.

Whenever I indulge in fab design I take a minute to remember: Access to this kind of high quality, contemporary scandi design is a privilege. ”What refugees carry in their bags as they leave their lives behind” is a series of photos and interviews by Tyler Jump for International Rescue Committee (2015). One family of 31 people (seven women, four men and 20 children) lost all their belongings on their journey from Aleppo, Syria, to Greece. They saved just one bag:
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”One diaper, two small cartons of milk and some biscuits
Personal documents and money, one shirt, one pair of jeans, one pair of shoes
Toiletries, sanitary pads, a comb
Personal documents and money”. Photo copyright Tyler Jump/IRC.

A teenager, age 17, from Kunduz, Afghanistan, travelling alone, says he wants nothing but to fit in, to look European, hence the face-whitening cream. Now illegal in Greece he carries:
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”One pair of pants, one shirt, one pair of shoes and one pair of socks
Shampoo and hair gel, toothbrush and toothpaste, face-whitening cream
Comb, nail clipper, bandages
100 U.S. dollars
130 Turkish liras
Smart phone and backup basic cell phone
SIM cards for Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey”. Photo copyright Tyler Jump/IRC.

Compassionates, Eco Aesthetics, Nendo, Videos 2015-09-20

Clip candle holder by Nendo

During late summer nights you do not need lamps if in Sweden. The natural light is enough. But a candle holder is good to have at hand. Clip by Oki Sato/Nendo for Dicipline, now part of HEM, works for candles of different sizes, up to 20 mm in diameter. Minimalistic as we know it when Nendo is delivering, Clip comes in the shape of ”Pomegranate”, ”Pear”, ”Fig”and ”Apple”.

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Clip candle holder by Nendo. Powdercoated steel. Photo copyright HEM.

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Clip candle holder ”Pomegranate” by Nendo. Photo copyright HEM.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Nendo 2015-07-07

Seven Doors by Nendo

Lamp, Baby, Slide, Hang, Kumiko, Wall and Corner are seven new doors by Japanese studio Nendo/Oki Sato for Abe Kogyo (2015). Taking a basic door as starting point the Nendo team has come up with playful new ideas of how to use a door. I especially like Baby; how nice and fun for a small child to have a door your own size when in kindergarten, school or at home!

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Employing the wiring techniques used in electronic locks Nendo has created a door and lightning fixture in one. Lamp door by Nendo for Abe Kogyo (2015). Photo copyright Nendo/Akihiro Yoshida.

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Lamp door by Nendo (detail). Photo copyright Nendo/Akihiro Yoshida.

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Baby door by Nendo for Abe Kogyo (2015). Photo copyright Nendo/Akihiro Yoshida.

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How do we think about interior layout? Corner door by Nendo open up particularly wide and a result is easier and more comfortable wheelchair access. Photo copyright Nendo/Akihiro Yoshida.

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The door as a storage device? Hang door by Nendo (detail). Photo copyright Nendo/Akihiro Yoshida.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Nendo 2015-05-01