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Nendo: World Craft Triennial pre-event

Nendo: World Craft Triennial pre-event

Japanese designers Nendo have designed an exhibition of 62 craft objects by 50 artisans at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, a pre-event to next year’s World Craft Triennial.

Nendo: World Craft Triennial pre-event

“The objects’ materials range widely, including glass, wood, ceramics, metal and cloth. A variety of techniques were used in their creation, and they range widely in size. For the exhibition design, then, we chose the opposite strategy. Small mass-produced home-use greenhouses give a sense of order to the space and provide visitors with a flat perspective from which to view the exhibition, allowing the rich variety of the objects to stand out.”

Nendo: World Craft Triennial pre-event

“The greenhouses are made completely of glass, and each comes with its own shelving and pre-installed wiring for lighting. They are inexpensive, perfect for small budgets, and are easily assembled with only a screwdriver. They can be broken down and stored after the exhibition. This not only eliminates nearly all waste from the exhibition fixtures, but also allows for possible reuse during the the Kanazawa World Craft Triennale 2010.”

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