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Gather Lamp by Nendo’s Oki Sato for K%.

by Andreas Rekopoulos
Gather Lamp by Nendo’s Oki Sato for K%

The Gather Lamp is a minimalist pendant lamp that stands out for its distinctive geometric form. It is the latest cubic creation of Oki Sato, whose name synonymous with cult Japanese design house Nendo.

The Gather lamp is part of a new collection titled “black&black”. Except the stunning Gather lamp the collection includes a number of minimalist furniture and is K%’s first collection. This peculiar Gather Lamp is composed of three boxes joined together, in a single volume configuration. The three boxes hang from one shared cord, rather than requiring a cord each, giving the impression that some float in mid-air. An intriguing design, somewhere between an assemblage and an individual volume, a synthesis of basic principles from Cubism to Minimalism and Japanese Design.

This minimal pendant lamp combines a complex design and clear lines. Thanks to the lamp’s non-standard form, more than one pieces can be installed in sequence without becoming repetitive, and the interior’s protrusions and recesses cast particular light and shadows.

According to K%’s press release: “black&black concentrates on perfecting the balance between structure and function in furniture, without the unnecessary distraction of new materials, technique and colour. It is an exploration of the fundamental elements of any object.”

Oki Sato was born in Toronto, Canada in 1977. In 2002 he completed his studies in Architecture and established the studio Nendo Tokyo office. He is an awarded architect and designer and one of the most recognized representatives of Japanese design.

Japanese design house Nendo debuts new design brand K% in Milan. K% was founded in 2011 by the award-winning Nendo design studio and K Projects from Singapore. K%’s aim is to make “quality furniture that is not only great and creative in its design, but also accessible and affordable.”

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