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Junya Ishigama on the cover of the October 2019 issue of Azure Magazine. The Innovators Issue.
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October 2019

The Innovators Issue: Junya Ishigama's genre-busting architecture, Sidewalk Labs and the future of the city, and more!

The prolific designer was the guest of honour at an intimate luncheon that heralded the exhibition’s opening on Tuesday. Dozens of his Tokyo studio’s collaborations with top-notch brands, including Foscarini, Maruni and cosmetics brand Three, will pepper the showroom for the next few weeks.

At the exhibit’s entrance, Nendo has installed the ethereal, blown-glass Growing Vases chandelier for lighting manufacturer Lasvit. Elsewhere, such Cappellini fair as the stainless steel Seketei chair, glass-and-steel Thin Black table and metal Drop bookcase, are displayed alongside the studio’s recently launched pieces for Bisazza Bagno.

But the showstopper is the black&black collection for K%. This affordable collection features such products as the Weave partition, in glossy woven acrylic; the Melt dining chair, with its curvilinear armrest and back; and the cleverly latticed Scissors magazine rack. The pieces confirm Nendo as a tour de force, with an output that’s both prolific and endlessly imaginative.

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