We recently showed you Japanese studio Nendo's Chocolatexture, a delightful collection of bonbons that lets you taste the meaning of Japanese words. These geometrical chocolates were created as part of the Chocolatexture Lounge, the sweetest spot at this year's Maison&Objet trade fair. Furnished by some of the studio's most-iconic pieces recreated in chocolate brown, the tasteful space was completed with a ghostly installation made from 2,000 thin sticks 'dipped in dark chocolate.
Tokyo-based studio Nendo has been very prolific throughout the years, designing a wide range of products, furniture, stationary and even food. This time, they were invited by Maison&Objet to design a sweet spot to enchant the event’s guests. The Chocolatexture Lounge was created around the popular cacao delights where visitors could try their original cubic chocolates, sit on the studio’s furniture and enjoy the scented space over a cup of Joe.
‘The Chocolatexture Lounge is neither a cafe, nor an exhibition, nor an installation, but a place to experience and enjoy Nendo through the five senses,” said head designer Oki Sato. One of the space’s most eye-catching features is an array of 2,000 vertical thin sticks with a brown gradient, which give the impression to have been dipped in chocolate. The Maison&Objet trade fair, held annually at the Parc d’Expositions at Nord Villepinte, northeast Paris, named Nendo the ‘Designer of the Year’.
Photos by Nendo