Made by MENDOAbout the books
Who will recognize a great book better than a bookstore? A bookstore run by graphic designers. Here’s why: at MENDO we get market feedback seven days a week, we are blessed to be surrounded by a bunch of talented, inspiring people – photographers, writers and publishers – and after being a bookstore for more than 15 years, we can easily say we know what book aficionados are looking for. Don’t you agree that initiating, creating and realizing jaw-dropping books now, only comes natural?
A MENDO publication is a well-designed book with visually stunning creative content, browsed by people to be amazed and inspired. The subject-matter is one of our pre-defined curated categories, fashion, photography, interior, sport, lifestyle, food and traveling. In general, a MENDO book is a piece of furniture in itself.
nendo’s extensive, idiosyncratic body of work flows seamlessly across disciplines, and is executed in every medium imaginable – from paper clips to watches, shoes, chocolates, glassware, and furniture, all the way up to store interiors and freestanding architecture.
Featuring more than 1,000 images that trace the studio’s evolution and prolific output over a 15-year period, this visually rich and fascinating survey offers exclusive insight into the playful, simple, enigmatic, but always expectation-confounding designs from one of the industry’s biggest names.
This volume is organized into ten chronological chapters and features a catalog of works from nendo's vast archive, including work for such iconic brands as Capellino, Kartell, Thonet, Kenzo, Camper, and Louis Vuitton.
nendo is a design studio founded by oki sato, with offices in both tokyo and milan. the studio’s work centers around simple, clever concepts adapted to the design of furniture, installations, interiors, household products, and art objects.