Inside Nendo's Expanded Tokyo Studio with Oki Sato

The designer works at his own Brushstroke table for Glas Italia. Photography: Jimmy Cohrssen.

Private offices’ mirrored fronts are framed in painted aluminum. Photography: Jimmy Cohrssen.

Nendo designed tin stirrers as part of its renovation for Connel Coffee, downstairs in the same building. Photography: Akihiro Yoshida.


Limited-editions for Maison & Objet, 2015, Chocolatexture sets contained nine shapes, each corresponding to a Japanese word. Photography: Akihiro Yoshida.

Wood dominates Connel Coffee. Photography: Jimmy Cohrssen.

Doors in the studio are mirrored. Photography by: Takumi Ota.

Alias manufactures Nendo’s Twig chairs in aluminum. Photography by Akihiro Yoshida.

The studio occupies levels six and eight in a building that Kenzo Tange & Urtec designed for the Sogetsu School. Photography by Jimmy Cohrssen.

The Seven Doors series is for Abe Kogyo Co. Photography by Akihiro Yoshida.

Sogo & Seibu Co.’s Top-Tea set is porcelain and wood. Photography by Jimmy Cohrssen.

Connel Coffee’s existing Eero Saarinen tables and chairs have been reconditioned. Photography by Daici Ano.

The elevator lobby at Nendo features its Softer Than Steel aluminum chair for Desalto and Thin Black table in glass and powder-coated iron for Cappellini. Photography by Jimmy Cohrssen.

Isamu Noguchi created a stone garden for the building’s lobby in 1978. Photography by Jimmy Cohrssen.