Seven Doors, by Nendo, shows how a door can be

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During the Milan Design Week we assist to the exhibition Nendo works 2014-2015. From our point of view was the most complete and inspiring exhibition. One of the projects is named “Seven Doors”, done to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Abe Kogyo, a manufacturer of wooden front and interior doors, partitions, fixtures and custom-made furniture.

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All these seven doors have a basic default design, and each one has been treated with a different idea born from the various techniques and experience held by the company. These doors do not end up being just one-off products, in fact they are more than just a door.

Nendo redesigns seven doors for Abe Kogyo

Lamp

A door and lighting fixture in one, employing the wiring techniques used in electronic locks.

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Baby

Abe Kogyo also manufactures various interior fittings for nurseries and pre-schools, and this gave rise to the idea of having adults and children walk through doors that match their respective sizes.

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slide

Much like a window blind, this door can create small spaces to let light in, to let a breeze through, and to create a greater sense of connectivity between rooms.

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hang

A door fitted with internal 2.5mm magnet sheet, allowing the user to attach various accessories to it such as trays, dust bins, flower pots, vases, and other containers.

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kumiko

A door that applies kumiko, a technique of assembling wooden interior lattices without nails, most often used in creating door fixtures for traditional Japanese tatami rooms.

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wall

By covering this door with shelves and picture frames that one would usually fit to a wall, this unit dims the very concept of a door, allowing it to blend into the wall to an unprecedented extent.

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corner

A door that allows the user to enter and exit through corners of a room, transforming the way we think about interior layout.

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