A world of one’s own
Japanese design studio Nendo created a modular box that is a light fixture, an accessory and a piece of furniture in one. Gaku allows users to create a miniature world of their own. Here we show how people with different interests and preferences – a jewelry lover, a bookworm and a plant enthusiast – might use Gaku to create their own still lifes: from pendant lamps to bowls, vases and wireless phone chargers
Human of Light Adéla Lipár Kudrnová
Product Gaku designed by Nendo
Text Adéla Lipár Kudrnová
Photography Lina Németh
Styling Janka Murínová
I have always loved Nendo and its aesthetics, so when I saw Gaku I fell in love immediately.
I appreciate design that is more than the sum of its parts. And Gaku is exactly that. I love that it is not just a light, rather an object that looks great no matter where I place it in our home – and that keeps revealing new ways in which it can be used.
I collect trinkets and miniatures. The Gaku frame has become a sort of stage where small stories take place thanks to new objects I get from friends. Right now, it hosts a lucky goat.
Adéla Lipár Kudrnová
Editor in Chief, Soffa Magazine