The Japanese word Nendo translates to clay, in English. And it’s a fitting moniker for the shapeshifting firm
—founded by industrial designer Oki Sato and based between Tokyo and Milan—which endlessly reinvents everyday objects. A bird house. A tissue box. A fishing boat. A pen. And, of course, a handful of lights for Flos. We asked the prolific designer and consummate collaborator to fill out this short questionnaire. Much like his designs, his answers are simple, funny, and, we imagine, fueled by lots of coffee
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