The Detail pages inside our 47th issue put a lens on five famed designers and the products they’re known for. Joining the ranks was Oki Sato, founder of Tokyo-based design studio Nendo. Regarded as a pioneer of modern design, Oki’s work has been described as playful, poetic, and profound. His unique design philosophy, which emphasises simplicity, functionality, and attention to detail, has resulted in collaborations with some of the world’s most well-known designers and brands – including Georg Jensen, Flos, and Swarovski.
This feature originally appeared in The Detail pages of est magazine issue 47: Creative State of Mind (pp. 202-213).
DePadova Ishi Table
Embodying Oki’s penchant for playful yet functional design is the Ishi coffee table, which he envisioned for Italian furniture brand DePadova. Whimsical in its presentation, the table features a glass top supported by eleven sculpted wood shapes.