The newly opened exhibit by Japanese design studio nendo, “the space in between,” at Design Museum Holon, features a collaboration with quartz manufacturer Caesarstone. Now a part of the museum’s permanent collection, the work, which is located in the outside courtyard, is a shade made of five free-standing sheets of colored glass from Glas Italia, held up by Caesarstone pedestals.
Oki Sato, “in the shade”; courtesy Liah Chesnokov
“Our first collaboration with Caesarstone was ‘stone garden,’ an installation presented in 2013 at Interior Design Show Toronto, and then again in Milan and New York,” shares Oki Sato of nendo. “Each time the piece was presented, the audience had a different, yet positive reaction, highlighting the many faces of Caesarstone and its diverse, expressive and talkative nature. I feel that some materials have the ability to talk to designers and possess a certain value and magic that inspires them. The more I work with Caesarstone, the more I feel that this material talks to me and inspires me to further delve into the creative process.”
Caesarstone is also behind the “stone garden” collaboration with nendo, which features 155 table-like pieces made of 10 different stone-shaped pieces, grouped together to reveal what looks like a floating landscape.