Nendo's latest work to catch the attention of this column is its Fusion collection — an entirely new series of furniture and houseware comprising 13 pieces for Danish furniture maker BoConcept.

As the name suggests, Fusion fuses different design elements together to allow pieces to alter their function and aesthetics. Based on origami and its ability to transform paper into a 3-D object, many of the designs feature folding motifs — from the patterns on the cups to the layered cushioning of the sofa and armchair.

Also new from Nendo and worth a mention is the Draftsman watch collection for its by|n brand (in collaboration with Seibu department store). Taking inspiration from drafting instruments, Scale is the first in the Draftsman series and it features the markings of a calibrated ruler on its face.