About The Piece
Nendo’s designs are the expression of a delicate intention and they form part of everyday life. He invents simple, discreet, light and silent objects. Like Shiro Kuramata in the eighties, he sets up an imperceptible relationship between form and function, one that is almost invisible. The shelves, and the way they are in the space, evoke Japanese « shoji » the light partitions that slide and organise space in the traditional Japanese house with a calligraphy that plays with light and shadow. The way the shelves are located in the middle of the room, the way the vertical is cut through by the horizontal, makes them a real work of art, a kinetic piece animated by diffracted light and optical fragmentation. This forms a visual creation based on an open scenario that the owner composes with the addition of objects and his or her own presence. The concept is based on repetition and arrhythmia, geometry in space whose graphic intersection points catch the eye. We proclaim a new element in the visual arts: kinetic rhythms, the essential shapes of real time (Naum Gabo realist manifesto 1920). Nendo rewrites a page of the history of art and design and with Scattered shelves, he has managed the improbable fusion between the spirits of the ancients and the avant-garde.