Dancing Squares or how to freeze movement
Text: Detail Daily
The new lamp and furniture collection by Nendo consists of various objects that are designed to appear frozen in time and space.The Japanese design studio Nendo based in Tokyo and Milan introduces Dancing Squares, square geometrical everyday objects designed to transmit the sense of movement.
The collection includes lamps, stools, tables and bookshelves composed as a series of items that are unstable in appearance.
The light of the Dancing Squares collection is designed as a suspended lamp or a foot lamp. Its diffuser is a rotating sphere made of square metal pieces that provide stability to the object and are projecting the light beams in different directions.
The Dancing squares’ shelf is a bookshelf designed with a top shelf that rotates with respect to the rest of the structure at a 45º angle. The intention is to produce “a frozen equilibrium effect that evokes an inevitable collapse” – an effect that plays with the user’s trust in the shelf’s structural stability.
The table of Nendo’s Dancing Squares collection is slanted in appearance, but maintains horizontality in its surface while in its interior different planes intersect.
The sense of movement is definitely transmitted through Nendo's objects, but the confusing visual effect prevails.