Where form meets function

Award-winning design studio nendo recently unveiled two new products created especially for its in-house store, by |n. The first in the lineup, a patchwork-style cushion, makes a perfect addition to a couch or bed set.

You can use it as a straight up pillow or take advantage of its other features, which include a pair of slots to hold your smartphone or tablet PC. The pillow also protects electronics with its natural softness and can be placed on your lap or converted into a tablet keyboard station.

Also on offer is the “Meji” umbrella stand, a minimalist holder that features grooves rather than traditional holes. According to designers, switching around the structure makes for a neater appearance when multiple stands are sitting together. Have no fear about wear, either, “Meji” is crafted from a dense silicone-covered resin.

Look out for the products to be launched on nendo’s website.

The pillow will retail for $58 while the umbrella stand will go for $25 for one or $47 for a set of three.

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