Andon From Nendo Is A Tribute to Japanese Paper Lamps

Andon is a minimalist floor lamp designed by nendo for De Padova. The functional value of a table usually lies in the “top” of the tabletop, while its “bottom” serves as a supporting structure. This is where the “andon,” an ancient Japanese lantern, came into the spotlight.

Based on the Japanese lifestyle of sitting and sleeping on the floor, andon is a type of floor-lamp that is designed to illuminate the floor and its surroundings. Inspired by this feature, the space under the table is illuminated using the structure of the table legs. As a result, the space under and around the tabletop, which would normally be dark and gloomy, becomes brighter.

Available in round and square shapes, as well as in different sizes of framework-only variants without lighting function, tables can also be arranged in a combined layout of several units.

© Photography by Alberto Strada

Andon designed by nendo
Andon designed by nendo
Andon designed by nendo
Andon designed by nendo
Andon designed by nendo
Andon designed by nendo

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