Thin Black Lines


This wonderful chair is part of the Thin Black Lines collection by Japanese design collective Nendo. The items are designed to resemble doodles or sketches floating mid-air.

Thin Black Lines Chair by Nendo

On their own website they write: “‘Outlines were the theme of the exhibition. Slight black lines like the traces of sketches drawn in the air made transparent surfaces and volumes appear, which we assigned practical functions. The outlines remained after simplifying paintings of plants and animals. They are condensed expressions of meaning, similar to Japanese calligraphy. The designs gently break the relationship of before and behind, and traverse at times the space between two and three dimensions. Multi-faceted and constantly morphing, they move alternately between the becoming and collapse of form.”

Thin Black Lines Collection Nendo

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