Oki Sato : From Toronto to Tokyo by Nendo
Oki Sato
From Toronto to Tokyo by Nendo
Zanoa Bia, November 12, 2007
Oki Sato_Ukki chair
Oki Sato_Ukki chair


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In the future a lot of new technology will be invented. Then, I think “fun and function” will be the keywords of design in the future. Designing with the new technology for appealing 
human’s emotion will be the new mainstream in the design industry. In other word “design + technology = emotion”.

Oki Sato_Ukki chair
Oki Sato_Ukki chair


Oki Sato_Ukki chair
Oki Sato_Ukki chair


Oki Sato_Bulb Switch_Kanako Sato
Oki Sato_Bulb Switch_Kanako Sato


It is not easy to fully grasp Oki Sato’s area of activity if you limit yourself just to the field of architectural design. His activities actually involve communication strategy for companies and shops just as much as exhibition sets, environmental art, furniture and lighting design, and even cutlery.

Oki Sato_Bulb Switch_Kanako Sato
Oki Sato_Bulb Switch_Kanako Sato


Oki Sato_Switch
Oki Sato_Switch


Oki Sato_Oki Tea house
Oki Sato_Oki Tea house


Oki Sato_Oki Table
Oki Sato_Oki Table


Oki Sato was born in Toronto, Canada, and obtained his Master’s degree at WasedaUniversity in 2002. In that same year he set up the Nendo agency, and busied himself with several projects which combined criticism and involved mind-games, while at the same beingnoteworthy products where quality was concerned. Drawer House (2003) thus perfectlyillustrates the hyper-functionality sought by Sato in city housing. This fierce quest for rationality also recurs in Book House (2005), which manages to offer a very poetic outward appearance.

Oki Sato_Island table_Cappellini
Oki Sato_Island table_Cappellini


Oki Sato_Island table_Cappellini
Oki Sato_Island table_Cappellini


Oki Sato_Os
Oki Sato_Os


Oki Sato_Uehi House, Tokyo
Oki Sato_Uehi House, Tokyo


In 2003 he exhibited his furniture at various international fairs, starting with the famousInternational Furniture Fair in Milan. He accordingly managed to market many of his products such as the low table Snow (2005, produced by SWEDESE) and the sofa Renga (2005, produ¬ced by CIBONE).

Oki Sato_Uehi House, Tokyo
Oki Sato_Uehi House, Tokyo


Oki Sato_Uehi House, Tokyo
Oki Sato_Uehi House, Tokyo


Oki Sato_Uehi House, Tokyo
Oki Sato_Uehi House, Tokyo


Oki Sato_Ribbon
Oki Sato_Ribbon


Oki Sato’s work has been rewarded by several prizes, including the SD Review (2003), the Design Report Award (2004), the Good Design Award (200), the JCD Design Awards (2005), and the JID First Prize (2005).

Oki Sato_Os
Oki Sato_Os


Oki Sato_Tetris_Cappellini
Oki Sato_Tetris_Cappellini


Oki Sato_Tetris_Cappellini
Oki Sato_Tetris_Cappellini


Oki Sato_Tetris_Cappellini
Oki Sato_Tetris_Cappellini


Oki Sato_Fire House_Nendo Agency
Oki Sato_Fire House_Nendo Agency


Oki Sato_Fire House_Nendo Agency
Oki Sato_Fire House_Nendo Agency


Oki Sato_Fire House_Nendo Agency
Oki Sato_Fire House_Nendo Agency


Oki Sato_Fire House_Nendo Agency
Oki Sato_Fire House_Nendo Agency


Oki Sato_Fire House_Nendo Agency
Oki Sato_Fire House_Nendo Agency


Oki Sato_Drawer House_Nacasa & Partners
Oki Sato_Drawer House_Nacasa & Partners


Oki Sato_Drawer House_Nacasa & Partners
Oki Sato_Drawer House_Nacasa & Partners


Oki Sato_Drawer House_Nacasa & Partners
Oki Sato_Drawer House_Nacasa & Partners


Oki Sato_Drawer House_Nacasa & Partners
Oki Sato_Drawer House_Nacasa & Partners


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