[April 19 2016]
During the Milan Design Week 2016, Japanese design studio Nendo, in collaboration with Friedman Benda, presented “50 Manga Chairs.” Inspired by Japanese manga comics, the chairs – exposed in the historical court of the Basilica Minore di San Simpliciano – are lined up in a grid, each with some kind of emotional cue affixed as a design element. To mark the bond of style and manga, Nendo chose to use mirrors and clean lines, avoiding all kind of color and texture.
“Manga is a means of expression with a high degree of flatness and abstraction, and which is composed of a series of lines” says Oki Sato “the mirror finish generates new spatial layers as the mirror surface reflects the real world, just like manga does.” —
Photo Alessio Costantino