Nendo, pseudonym of Oki Sato, was born in Toronto in 1977. He graduated from Waseda University in Tokyo in 2002, where he subsequently founded the Nendo studio, “clay” in Japanese: his projects, from architecture to design, are in fact characterized by the their plastic and sculptural vocation. The studio, which today has a team of forty designers and architects, has offices in Milan (since 2005) and Singapore (since 2012). He collaborates with many design brands, including Glas Italia, Fritz Hansen, Kartel and valerie_objects. His works are exhibited at the MoMa in New York, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and at the Center Pompidou in Paris.