we told you about Nendo’s ultralight mobile display furniture for some
inexpensive(ish) Issey Miyake stores in Tokyo. Six months on, the
disgustingly talented Japanese design firm unveils a new concept:
Fashion on pins and needles.
The displays — for a shop in Tokyo’s ur-trendy Shibuya area — are
designed to show off Miyake’s Bilbao bag, an unstructured little
confection that doesn’t hang so much as it settles into place. So
rather than produce a hard, squat plinth for something that’s anything
but, Nendo whipped up these rail-thin steel rods, each varying
slightly in height; in Nendo’s telling, they resemble “a field of prairie grass.”
That or something
you could prick your finger on. (Each rod is a little more than a
quarter-inch thick — too wide, we assume, to do much damage.)
The bags fall over the rods willy-nilly, as if they
were “flowers in a light breeze,” to continue the Great Plains similie
here. The shelving and hangers echo the rods.