Nendo's Chocolatexture brings together three of our current obsessions: Japanese architecture, tiny things and chocolate. The innovative, delightful collection comes in assorted geometrical shapes, with each representing a Japanese onomatopoeic word that describes a particular texture. They were designed as part of this year's Maison&Objet’s guests' lounge, who named the studio the 'Designer of the Year'
Throughout the years, we showed you how the Tokyo-based studio playfully redesigned a variety of objects — from lamps to seats and even birdhouses . They also had a go at playing out with chocolate before, with the adorable ice cream cake village for Häagen-Dazs in Paris. Following that sweet experiment, the Chocolatexture project aims to describe specific textures found in the Japanese language, which are represented through each of the truffles’ designs.
For example, ‘Tsubu tsubu’ means ‘granular, made of individual bits or drops’, ‘Sube sube’ is ‘smooth, polished, silky’ and ‘Fuwa fuwa’ represents something ‘soft, fluffy, air-filled’.
The delicious bonbons come in a fancy elegant box and will be available at Maison&Objet. But there are only 400 sets available, so if you are panning to visit the Parisian trade show, make sure you get there really fast, they will be selling like hot cakes.
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Photos by Akihiro Yoshida for Nendo