The Japanese master of minimal design

Small moments, big impression. For Japanese design firm Nendo, it’s the humble elements of life that make the everyday rich and interesting. Browsing Nendo’s dense catalogue of work, which spans over 10 years, this notion rings true throughout. In everything from chopsticks and lamps to entire concept stores, there’s an intuitive focus on the little details. And sitting at the head of the drafting table is Canadian-born Oki Sato.