Thursday, 3 July 2014 | MYT 12:00 AM

Nendo turns cooking utensils into contemporary lampshades

Basket Lamp by Nendo.

Basket Lamp by Nendo.

Traditional Japanese wire mesh sieves and baskets become cool lighting fixtures.

Japanese design label Nendo has unveiled a set of lampshades inspired by the traditional wire netting cooking utensils that have been used by Kyoto artisans and chefs for over a thousand years.

“Basket lamp” is a lighting fixture designed in collaboration with Kanaami-Tsuji, a Kyoto-based wire netting firm that preserves the craft’s traditions.

Basket Lamp by Nendo.

The handcrafted mesh projects a woven pattern on the ceiling, which is exaggerated by using a powder paint finish for an even sharper silhouette.

The shades are available in stark white or black colour options, and are being sold by Japanese department store Seibu.

Tofu servers by Kanaami-Tsuji.

The kitchen utensils have been used for centuries to lift blocks of tofu from boiling water for the famous Kyoto dish, “yudofu”, a soup dish.

Nendo was founded in 1997 by Oki Sato. The brand has seen its work displayed in galleries all over the world and is known for its collaborations with design giants such as Cappellini, Cartier, Fritz Hansen and Armani. – AFP Relaxnews

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