nendo / Oki Sato

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Biography

1977
Born in Toronto, Canada
2002
M.A. in Architecture, Waseda University, Tokyo
Established “nendo” Tokyo office
2005
Established “nendo” Milan office
2006
“The 100 Most Respected Japanese” (Newsweek magazine)
2007
“The Top 100 Small Japanese Companies” (Newsweek magazine)
2010
A jury member of iF award
2012
Lecturer for Waseda University, Tokyo
“Designer of the Year” (Wallpaper* magazine)
“Designer of the Year” (ELLE DECO International Design Awards)
2013
“Guest of honor” (Toronto Interior Design Show)
“Guest of honor” (Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair)
2015
“Designer of the Year” (Maison & Objet)
“Interior Designers of the Year” (Iconic Awards)
“CHANGE MAKER OF THE YEAR 2015″ (Nikkei Online)

Collections

Museum of Modern Art / New York
Musee des Arts decoratifs / Paris
Museum of Arts and Design / New York
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum / New York
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Montreal
Design Museum Holon / Holon
Israel Museum / Jerusalem
High Museum of Art / Atlanta
Victoria and Albert Museum / London
Centre Pompidou / Paris
Art Institute of Chicago / Chicago
Triennale Design Museum / Milan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Los Angeles
Denver Museum of Art / Denver
Design Museum / London
Philadelphia Museum of Art / Philadelphia

Awards

Good Design Award (Japan) 
Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association (JCD) Award Gold Prize
Japan Interior Architects / Designer’s Association (JID) Award Grand Prize 
I.D. Annual Design Review Best Product (USA) 
red dot design award (Germany) 
iF products design award (Germany) 
Furniture Design Award Grand Prize (Singapore) 
Wallpaper Best Domestic Design (UK) 
Compasso d’Oro Honorable Mention (Italy) 
ELLE DECO International Design Awards “Designer of the Year” (Italy) 
ELLE DECO International Design Awards “Bath and Materials” (Italy) 
Maison & Objet “Designer of the Year” (France)
German Design Award (Germany)
ELLE DECO International Design Awards “Bedding” (Italy) 
Iconic Design Award “Interior Designer of the Year” (Germany)
CHANGE MAKER OF THE YEAR 2015 (Japan)
ELLE DECO International Design Awards “Best in Outdoor Furniture” (Italy) 
Collective Design “Collective Influence” (USA)

Private Exhibitions

2003
“streeterior” / Milan Design Week / Milan
“streeterior” / Tokyo Design Center / Tokyo
“streeterior” / Living Design Center OZONE / Tokyo
2004
“furnature” / Tokyo Design Center / Tokyo
2006
“bloomroom” / Milan Design Week / Milan
“bloomroom” / Istituto Europeo di Design / Madrid
2008
“elastic diamond” / Milan Design Week / Milan
“kuuki” / Le Bain gallery / Tokyo
2009
“ghost stories” / Friedman Benda gallery / New York
“ghost stories” / Museum of Arts and Design / New York
2010
“chair garden” / Antonia Jannone gallery / Milan
“thin black lines” / Phillips de Pury at Saatchi gallery / London
“blurry white surfaces” / Phillips de Pury / London
2011
“dancing squares” Art Stage / Singapore
“textured transparencies” Agathe Helion & Clear gallery / Paris
“textured transparencies” / Agathe Helion & Clear gallery / Paris
“thin black lines + dancing squares” / National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute / Taichung
“visible structures” / High museum of Art / Atlanta
“10 days 10 shelves” / Carpenters Workshop gallery / London
“scatter shelf” / Friedman Benda gallery / New York
“50 projects _ 25objects + 25spaces” / AXIS gallery / Tokyo
2012
“static bubbles” / Carpenters Workshop gallery / Paris
“object dependencies” / Pierre-Alain Challier gallery / Paris
“trial & error” / Visconti Palace / Milan
“still & sparkling” / Superstudio / Milan
“black & black” / Carrozzeria / Milan
“mimicry chairs” / Victoria And Albert Museum / London
“still & sparkling” / Prague House / Brussels
2013
“80 sheets of mountains” / Stockholm International Furniture Fair / Sweden
“Nichetto=Nendo” / Milan Design Week / Milan
“Glassworks” / Dilmos gallery / Milan
2014
“works by nendo” / Milan Design Week / Milan
2015
“chocolatexture lounge” / Maison & Objet / Paris
“tokyo tribal collection” / Maison & Objet / Singapore
“nendo works 2014-2015″ / Milan Design Week / Milan
“nendo 3/3″ / EYE OF GYRE / Tokyo
2016
“50 manga chairs” / Milan Design Week / Milan
“nendo : the space in between” / Design Museum Holon / Holon

Group Exhibitions

2003
“monom factory” / Living Design Center OZONE / Tokyo
2005
“Shanghai Cool” / Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art / Shanghai
2006
“ArchiLab” / Site des Subsistances Militaires / Orleans
“DuoHandles” / Stilwerk / Berlin
2007
“Power of Expression, Japan” / National Art Center / Tokyo
“All light, All right” / Hangaram Design Museum / Seoul
“Space for your future” / Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo / Tokyo
2008
“Design and the Elastic Mind” / Museum of Modern Art / New York
“XXIst Century Man” / 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT / Tokyo
“Foodesign” / Triennale di Milano / Milan
2009
“Extra Much” / imm cologne / Cologne
“Hand of the Architect” / Triennale di Milano / Milan
“Tokyo Fiber, SENESWARE” / Triennale di Milano / Milan
“Second Nature” / Rundetaarn / Copenhagen
“Delight” / Maison & Objet / Paris
“Detour” / MoMA Design Store / Tokyo
2010
“13,798 grams of design” / Lambretto Art Project / Milan
“International Kogei Triennale” / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa / Kanazawa
“KANSEI DESIGN SHOWCASE” / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa / Kanazawa
“KANSEI DESIGN SHOWCASE” / Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre / Hong Kong
2011
“HAUTE TENSION” / Maison & Objet / Paris
“Modern By Design” / High Museum of Art / Atlanta
“Beijing International Design Triennial, REASON DESIGN EMOTION” / National Museum of China / Beijing
“Can you imagine?” / MAXXI Museo Nazionale Delle Arti del XXI Secolo / Rome
2012
“Future Primitives” / Biennale Interieur / Kortrijk
“Sex & Design Exhibition” / Triennale Design Museum / Milan
2013
“colored-pencil table” / Saint-Etienne Design Biennial / Saint-Etienne
“Waterdream” / CERSAIE / Milan
“roof and mushrooms” / Kyoto University of Art and Design / Kyoto
2014
“space dipped shirts” / Milan Design Week / Milan
“rain bottle” / Maison & Objet / Paris
“shelf + desk + chair = office” / Orgatec / Cologne

Curation

2014
“Hidden – Unveiling Japanese Design” / National Design Center / Singapore

EXPO Design

2015
“colourful shadows” / EXPO Milano 2015 Japan Pavilion Gallery Space / Milan