Lemnos

period. comma, “quote”

design : nendo

paperweight
2009.12

These paperweights are a collaboration with Takada Seisakujo, an aluminium casting specialist firm in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. We designed three paperweights like three different forms of punctuation so that users can sort their papers by meaning: the period for work completed; the comma for work in progress, and the quotation mark for messages.

We kept the fabrication process in mind as we designed each weight. Each weight reflects the form that aluminum takes as it is poured, as though it took that form naturally as the aluminum hardened. This decision resulted in three gentle, expressively tensile shapes. Unlike chrome plating, the soft lustre of the hand-buffed surface displays the minuscule scratches and tarnishing that occur over time. But it’s easy to restore the weights’ lustre by polishing them. We built this activity into the weights to give owners a way to explore and enjoy the charm of aluminum over time.

period. comma, “quote”

NL10-01
period.

NL10-02
comma,

NL10-03
“quote”

NL10-04
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3-piece set

NL10-01 / period.

Size
w58 × d58 × h40mm
Weight
186.5g
Material
Aluminum (mirror finish)

NL10-02 / comma,

Size
w53 × d53 × h53mm
Weight
176.5g
Material
Aluminum (mirror finish)

NL10-03 / “quote”

Size
w70 × d49 × h38mm
Weight
166g
Material
Aluminum (mirror finish)

NL10-04 / period. comma, “quote” 3-piece set

nendo

Oki Sato
Chief Designer and Founder of nendo
Born in 1977 in Toronto, Canada. Received M.Arch. from Waseda University, Tokyo in 2002. Established design studio "nendo" in the same year.Chosen by Newsweek magazine as one of "The 100 Most Respected Japanese" and won many major awards include "Designer of the Year" from Wallpaper magazine, Elle Deco magazine and “Guest of Honor” from Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.

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