A collection designed by Sato Oki of nendo, SPLINTER’s unique characteristic is its flowing form. The arms and legs, which were designed to appear as though they are peeling and “splintering” off from the back, have a semicircular shaped component that gives an overall light, easygoing impression.
In addition to the upholstered or wooden seat type, there is also an available Shell Type, which is a singular back and seat unit in cushioned upholstery. This provides added comfort for those who desire a cushioned back.
Oki Sato, born in Canada in 1977, established his design firm “nendo” soon after receiving a master’s degree of architecture from Waseda University in 2002. Since then, he has been active internationally. He was selected as one of "100 Most Respected Japanese People in the World" in Newsweek Japan, and was awarded as a “Designer of the Year” in Italy. His works can be seen in some of the world’s major museums, such as MoMa, Centre Pompidou, V&A, etc. The Olympic Cauldron Tokyo 2020 was also his design. Now, he is working on the design of TGV train cars for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.