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18.07.19

Flos Japan celebrates nendo

Gaku and Sawaru, the new creations that mark the debut of Flos’ collaboration with great designer Oki Sato and his renowned Studio nendo, have been officially launched on the Japanese market with a special curated exhibition and event.
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Oki Sato, Chief Designer and founder of Studio nendo
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Kashiyama Daikanyama, Tokyo
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Gael Austin, CEO Flos Japan (left), with Carlo Moro, Commercial Director Flos (right)
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Flos Japan has officially celebrated the launch of Gaku and Sawaru, the new lights created for the Flos Home Collection by internationally acclaimed designer Oki Sato -Chief Designer and founder of Studio nendo. For this long awaited debut, a special curated exhibition and a cocktail party have been organized at the new Kashiyama Daikanyama complex in Tokyo. The prestigious six-story retail space and gallery that brings together Fashion, Food, Design and Art, also designed by nendo and unveiled earlier this year, has been a perfect venue to showcase nendo’s poetic and minimalist creations for the Italian lighting brand.

Gaku, meaning ‘frame’ in Japanese, is conceived as something in between accessories and furniture. It is a frame that hosts and interacts with wire or wireless lamps and a variety of matching objects, also featuring an inductive charging dock. Accessories include bowls, vases, a mirror and a bookend, held firmly in place by magnets onto a minimal contact area. An assortment of accessory-like lighting and light-like accessories, easy to be combined, as if casually rearranging the interiors of a miniature room.

Sawaru is a light consisting of two independent cylinders touching each other in a perpendicular direction. One hosts the light source, while the other plays the role of a base, allowing adjustment of the projection angle into three stages. A clear example of nendo’s design philosophy of doing away with excess elements and creating a simple form while obtaining various functions.

The event has been very successful, with a highly selected attendance of editors, clients and interior-design experts. Oki Sato personally introduced his designs to the Japanese media during an interview session and a photo shooting.