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Farming Net Lamps And Hanging Objects

Nendo

2011

POLYPROPYLENE
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Unbearable lightness characterises Nendo’s work and Farming net in particular. Taking inspiration from a banal industrial material: the protective netting that covers agricultural produce when growing; Nendo produces a series of net shapes put together with a craftsman’s touch. He uses his skill like a potter with clay,manipulating the material and taking advantage of its flexibility to fold, crinkle, gather, stretch, knot and lace it like furoshiki, the traditional Japanese wrapping method. Like a fashion designer on a dressmaker’s mannequin, he stretches the netting on shapes to mould it, and then he solders it with heat like a watcmaker. He experiments with materials to create variations in shape and opacity. Each object retains the creative pathways that led to its existence; they are all stages in the research. Decisive moments that product a collection of containers : vases, bowls, baskets and coffee tables that express a dissatisfied desire to grasp the void, a study of the thin line of the immaterial that seems to float gently in the breeze. These fragile pieces of architecture with netting textures draw a poetic cartography in space, to the rhythm of the object on display: flower, fruit…

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