Oki Sato. Toronto, 1977
Camper and Nendo have teamed up to create spaces that have something new to say, that speak of imagination and avant-garde, of experimentation, humour, courage, culture and freedom. In Nendo's capable hands, the Camper message is materialised as a dazzling show. They create carefully staged environments with stories to tell, tales starring unusual shoes that float weightlessly in fantastic dreamscapes.
Oki Sato, who has been called the "21st century's most ingenious designer", studied architecture at Waseda University in Tokyo, the city where Nendo was created in 2002. At his design studio, Sato tackles singular projects with a highly personal vocabulary that has positioned him at the vanguard of international design, working with firms like Boffi, Bisazza, Cappellini, Driade, Guzzini, Hermes, Kartell, Issey Miyake, Moroso and Louis Vuitton. Nendo and Sato received the Designer of the Year Award from Wallpaper magazine in 2011, among other distinctions. The studio's designs can be found at the MoMA and the Centre Pompidou.