Prolific Japanese design firm Nendo will be exhibiting a new collection of interior objects at Art Stage Singapore, an art and design show debuting for the Asia Pacific market. Nendo's "dancing squares" series assembles square planes to create a sense of motion in every day objects.
One part of the bookshelf is frozen in its cascade of tumbling shelves, creating variety in the way books can be stacked. The stool's twist endows it with visual play. Lamps roll about but are stable, thank to their planes, and cast light in different directions. The table leans as though falling away, but maintains its function as a table, and makes objects placed on it seem to sink into its folds and sways. The different 'movements' make balance and unbalance overlap, as though we are watching the planes themselves dance.
Art Stage Singapore debuts January 12th-16th at the Marina Bay Sands.