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Oki Sato Table Lamps

Japanese, b. 1977

It wasn’t always evident that chief designer and Nendo cofounder Oki Sato would spend his life finding subtle surprises in tables, floor lamps and chairs. He was born in Toronto, where his father worked for Pioneer Electronics, and moved with his family to Tokyo when he was 11. He studied architecture at Waseda University but found the program a little too narrow and rigid for his liking.

After graduating, in 2002, Sato traveled with friends to the Salone del Mobile in Milan and stumbled into the biggest aha moment of his life: He realized that architects could do more than design buildings — they could also design furniture, lighting and other objects. And the architects at the fair appeared to be enjoying plenty of creative freedom while doing so.

Upon returning to Tokyo, Sato founded Nendo, whose name means “flexible clay” in Japanese, with his classmate Akihiro Ito, the firm’s managing director. In 2005, they established a second office, in Milan. Within a few years, Nendo had become an omnipresent name at the fair that had inspired them.

Nendo is remarkable in its ability to blend these two seemingly disparate qualities in objects that are simultaneously provocative and beautiful in their simplicity. And this ability has made the Tokyo- and Milan-based studio one of the most sought-after design firms of the moment.

Nendo is best known for its expansive portfolio of furniture and accessories designed for such luxury makers as BaccaratBisazzaBoffiCappelliniDe PadovaEmecoFLOSFoscariniFritz HansenKartell, Lasvit, Louis PoulsenMoroso and Swarovski, as well as for the one-off and limited-edition pieces presented by galleries like New York’s Friedman Benda. But its range is much broader.

Nendo’s full oeuvre runs the gamut from product packaging for such brands as Coca-Cola and Kenzo to large-scale urban-planning and architecture projects, including Tenri Station Plaza CoFuFun, which populated the space in front of a Japanese rail terminal with a series of conical pavilions, turning it into a sort of urban playground for people of all ages.

Whatever the undertaking, the studio’s approach remains the same: embodying lighthearted insights into the human experience in minimalist forms and details.

Nendo’s wares have been acquired by such institutions as New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; London’s Victoria and Albert; and Paris’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs and Centre Pompidou.Find Oki Sato lighting, including lamps he designed for Louis Poulsen, on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Oki Sato
Louis Poulsen NJP Mini by Nendo, Oki Sato
By Louis Poulsen, Nendo, Oki Sato
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The fixture provides direct glare-free horizontal light while reflecting some of the light through the rear of the head, illuminating the top of the arm. The ergonomic design of the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Oki Sato Table Lamps

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Chrome

Louis Poulsen NJP Table Lamp by Nendo, Oki Sato
By Louis Poulsen, Nendo, Oki Sato
Located in New York, NY
About This Product The lamp was designed by Nendo design studio of Japan and designer Oki Sato. NJP Table is a new interpretation of the classic architect lamp. Its simple and honest...
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Louis Poulsen, NJP Table Lamp by Oki Sato
By Louis Poulsen, Oki Sato
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Oki Sato Table Lamps

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Oki Sato table lamps for sale on 1stDibs.

Oki Sato table lamps are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Oki Sato table lamps, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original table lamps by Oki Sato were created in the modern style in scandinavia during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider table lamps by Nendo, GamFratesi, and Louis Weisdorf. Prices for Oki Sato table lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $595 and can go as high as $863, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $775.

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