Vessels Steeped and Brewed in Nature

Zens + nendo's mushroom-like bowls and objects to enhance your home

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Vessels Steeped and Brewed in Nature
09/01/2019 - Lifestyle brand Zens teamed up with nendo designers to give birth to two collections inspired by and steeped in nature. The Fungi bowls and Plank tea set balance a careful study of materials, forms, and colors to achieve everything that the Zens brand and nendo artists stand for: an appreciation for the hidden complexity veiled beneath the purity and elegance of nature. Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi
A set of seven bowls for food or objects that can be arranged in various combinations. When combined, the bowls almost appear as if one is growing out of the other, or sprouting from the edge of another, reminiscent of the growth of mushrooms. Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Because of the bowls' varying dimensions, they can be used in many ways, for serving food or as an interior decoration piece. The set comprises larger bowls to serve fruits, smaller ones for sauces or dips, deeper bowls for flower arrangements, and shallower ones to float candles on water. By combining several bowls together, new functions and diverse uses can be formed. Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank
A tea set that is secretly hiding under a seemingly unbalanced over-sized lid. It looks as if the spout and handle are growing from underneath the lid and should be used as is. However, the lid is removable and simply fixed in place with a notch. Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Because of the wide surrounding rims, it is possible to pick it up without a handle, and its flat form allows it to be stackable. Similarly, a carafe and a mug with a strainer were designed for users to enjoy their herb tea or Chinese tea. The lid is normally considered as a supporting role, but this design was born by making the lid play the lead.

Zens on ArchiproductsPlank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Fungi by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

Plank by Zens + nendo. Ph. by Akihiro Yoshida

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