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Nendo's innovative stationery range includes cubic rubber bands

Nendo's innovative stationery ...
Nendo's cubic rubber bands
Nendo's cubic rubber bands
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A circular pad of document markers
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A circular pad of document markers
The markers peel off in slices
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The markers peel off in slices
The rounded edges of the markers help them to stick to documents
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The rounded edges of the markers help them to stick to documents
This ruler uses graded markings for use on dark or light surfaces
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This ruler uses graded markings for use on dark or light surfaces
Nendo has rethought the rubber band
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Nendo has rethought the rubber band
Nendo's cubic rubber bands
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Nendo's cubic rubber bands
Nendo has also created a pen as part of the range
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Nendo has also created a pen as part of the range
The pen's lid is longer for easier use
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The pen's lid is longer for easier use
The pen can be converted to use as a tablet stylus
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The pen can be converted to use as a tablet stylus
The pen breaks down into three parts
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The pen breaks down into three parts
A wheel of paperclips
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A wheel of paperclips
Paper clips are detached only when needed
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Paper clips are detached only when needed
The paperclips help to keep desks tidy
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The paperclips help to keep desks tidy
Nendo has created a bottomless desk-tidy as part of its stationery range
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Nendo has created a bottomless desk-tidy as part of its stationery range
The desk-tidy can be easily placed over objects to group them
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The desk-tidy can be easily placed over objects to group them
The parts of the desk-tidy can be easily grouped together
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The parts of the desk-tidy can be easily grouped together
Nendo has also reimagined the pencil case
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Nendo has also reimagined the pencil case
The pencil case peels back to open
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The pencil case peels back to open
Once opened, the pencil case can be used as a desk-top pen holder
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Once opened, the pencil case can be used as a desk-top pen holder
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Japanese design studio Nendo has launched a range of stationery with innovative twists on traditional ideas for its "by | n" brand. The range was conceived by Nendo founder Oki Sato, and includes a pen that becomes a tablet stylus, a ruler with graded markings for visibility on dark or light surfaces, and a rethought "cubic" rubber band that's easier to pick up and maintains a better grip on rolled documents.

Also included in the range are sliced, circular pads of document markers with rounded edges that help them stick to pages, "wheels" of joined paper clips that can be detached as needed, a pencil case that peels back to become a desk-top pen holder, and a bottomless desk-tidy frame that can be placed over items on the desk surface to keep them organized.

This is not the first time Gizmag has featured work from Nendo. Last year we covered its lounge installation as part of Stockholm Design Week and back in 2010 the firm partnered with Masagasu Mitsuke to create an ultra thin ceramic speaker.

Nendo was founded by Oki Sato in 1997 and its designs range from furniture to office spaces to watches. The stationery range will be available in Japan from February and abroad from April.

Source: Nendo

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3 comments
The Skud
Please forgive the pun - "That is thinking outside the box!"
Lewis M. Dickens III
Great stuff, interesting and neat. Bill
sturo
@The Skud Pun forgiven - you just won the Internetz..!