Milan Design Week 2018
Container lid prototypes made from the fluoroelastomer DAI-EL were exhibited during Milan Design Week held from April 17 to April 22, 2018, in Milan, Italy, at the nendo private exhibition of “forms of movement.”
Photo : Akihiro Yoshida
The fluoroelastomer DAI-EL is a material that differs from silicone rubber in that it has a supple and smooth touch with just the right amount of mass that creates a luxurious user experience.
Nendo expressed the touch of DAI-EL as the “strange sensation of giving substance of holding air whose essential nature cannot be touched.” To capitalize on the touch and material characteristics, nendo created its “air lids” collection focusing on parts that are often touched, like a lid.
Photo : Akihiro Yoshida
What is DAI-EL？
More than the single function of being pleasant to touch, the fluoroelastomer DAI-EL is also a highly functional, synthetic rubber that demonstrates multiple functions such as high heat resistance, water and oil resistance, non-adhesive and good coloring properties, and discoloration resistance.
From these characteristics, five white prototypes, including a lid with a function that changes shape by its suppleness and stretch properties and a lid that extrudes contents with its weight, were produced and took advantage of non-adhesive properties which make it harder for materials to stick or stain.
Functions of DAI-EL
- FLAME RESISTANCE
- HEAT RESISTANCE
- LOW FRICTION
- WATER & OIL REPELLENCY
- CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
- WEATHER RESISTANCE
- STEAM RESISTANCE
Click here to learn more about the fluoroelastomer DAI-EL.
Filming : Akihiro Yoshida / Film Directed by nendo
At the venue
Photo: Hirofumi Yamazaki
Mr. Oki Sato, Chief Designer of the design studio nendo which created air lids
Photo : Takumi Ota
“air lids” being exhibited at the nendo private exhibition “forms of movement”
nendo - Oki Sato is Chief Designer and Founder of nendo.
Born in 1977 in Toronto, Canada. Received M.Arch. from WasedaUniversity, Tokyo in 2002.
Established design studio “nendo” in the same year. Activity in the design world has not been limited to any one area but is rather multifarious, spanning from graphic and product design to designing furniture, installations, windows, and interiors, and even reaches into the realm of architecture.
Chosen by Newsweek magazine as one of “The 100 Most Respected Japanese” and won many “Designer of the Year” of major awards include from Wallpaper* magazine and ELLE DECOR magazine.
Nendo designs can be found in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as Musee des Arts decoratifs and Centre Pompidou in Paris.
air lids for Daikin
A kitchenware collection focusing on different lid designs in collaboration with Daikin
Mr. Oki Sato / Chief Designer and Founder of 'nendo' and Mr. Koichirou Seki / Advanced Design Group of 'Daikin' talked about the planned exhibition at Milan Design Week.
Milan Design Week
Recognized for being one of largest and most prestigious design events in the world, Milan Design Week refers to both the Salone del Mobile.Milano, an international furniture fair held every year in April in Milan, and the Fuori Salone, various events held concurrently off-site in Milan in conjunction with the fair.
Milan Design Week is also well-known for brand promotion; showcasing the displays of many companies backed by noted designers and attracting the attention of design industries all over the world.
The exhibition during Milan Design Week attracted the attention of various media around the world.
Samplings of articles are provided here.
Nendo’s minimalist homeware hacks connect human and object at Salone del Mobile
NENDO AND DAIKIN UNVEIL A KITCHENWARE COLLECTION AT MILAN DESIGN WEEK
Nendo creates kitchenware lids that imitate hand movements
Daikin e Nendo – una mostra tattile che coniuga design e tecnologia
Nendo’s Latest Homeware Hack: Air Lids
Cocinar es un arte para Nendo
【家居自煮】壓捏推拉好好玩 日本 nendo Air Lids 調味廚具
Havanın Ve Hareketin Dokunsal Tasarımı Mutfak Gereçleri: Air Lids