Pokémon has fascinated the world since it’s original video game launch in 1996.
The series has also been widely developed beyond video games, including animated series, movies,
the Pokémon Trading Card Game, merchandise and more.
While there are many products featuring Pokémon, the nendo collection, in collaboration with The Pokémon Company,
was designed as daily household items for grown-ups,
in the context that the first generation of Pokémon fans have now reached adulthood but remain fans at heart.
In the design, instead of using the original shapes of Pokémon,
colors were first extracted from each and muted to match interior space.
Geometric shapes such as circles, triangles, and squares were used as design elements,
so as to give a subtle sense of Pokémon inspiration. The result is abstract and sophisticated designs similar to mosaic tiles and stained glass.
The 75-piece collection includes cushions, wall clocks, and bags, as well as tableware, such as glasses and plates.
nendo is a design firm based in Tokyo, Japan, and Milan, Italy. nendo took on designing the Olympic Cauldron used in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and select works that nendo has been involved in designing are featured in museums around the world, such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria Albert Museum, and more.
nendo is working on the design of the TGV French high-speed train in preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympics and serves as the Executive Producer and Designer for the Japanese Government Pavilion Japan Pavilion) at the 2025 World Exposition (Osaka, Kansai, Japan).
>Official site / https://www.nendo.jp/