- Anke Nunheim
The objective for this bathroom collection by japanese Design Studio Nendo was to create a strong singular impression by assembling the various elements of a bathroom suite as though they were ‘all in the bath together’. The feeling of connection that comes from a bath with someone you don’t know at a hot spring or local public bath is an important part of Japanese culture. ‘Bissazza’ expresses this feeling through its design. The two key parts of the strategy are details that present the different elements as though they have been stored together in a box and elements that go together well when used in multiples. For example the mirror glass has been removed in different places to mimic the effect of pools of water. This emphasizes the impression that the mirror resides in a frame. The wall clock can be lined up in multiples, creating the visual effect of horizontal continuity.