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SPLINTER

SPLINTER

The Splinter collection is created by a Japanese designer company, nendo. Every piece of the dining chair looks to be splintered and connected to make one chair, which is the origin of the name, Splinter. This collection won the Good Design Award in Japan in 2014.

Designers

nendo Sato Oki
nendo Sato Oki

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.

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