The Fading chair – by Nendo

The Fading chair – by Nendo

Japanese design company, Nendo is really dramatic piece of furniture!

The fadeout chair’s legs seem to gently disappear, as though the chair stands in a pool of mist or fog. The chair is made from clear acrylic and painted with trompe l’oeil wood grain, with legs fade from walnut to invisible.


The chair’s back and seat are wooden, and the clear acrylic legs are specially painted by craftsmen so that the wood grain appears to gradually fade away. Usually, our perception of furniture is strongly affected by the space around it. The fade-out chair turns this relationship on its head: we can change the look and feel of a space simply by placing the chair in it. This was our attempt to design space itself through furniture.


Nendo’s Philosophy

Giving people a small ” ! ” moment.

There are so many small ” ! ” moments hidden in our everyday.

But we don’t recognize them and even when we do recognize them,we tend to unconsciously reset our minds and forget what we’ve seen.

But we believe these small ” ! ” moments are what make our days so interesting, so rich. That’s why we want to reconstitute the everyday by collecting and reshaping them into something that’s easy to understand.

We’d like the people who’ve encountered nendo’s designs to feel these

small ” ! ” moments intuitively.

That’s nendo’s job

1 Comment

  1. Nichol - June 22, 2010

    I really need some visual inspiration like this for my next design project for graduate school.
    Can you give me advice on some designers for more inspiration like this one, Beau Mcclellan, Serge Mouille or Deligfhtfull.
    I really enjoyed your blog. I’ll come back to see what you post next.

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