Purple Art

[April 19 2016]

nendo, inc. and Friedman Benda present “50 Manga Chairs” at Basilica Minore di San Simpliciano, Milan

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

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