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This month, “On: Design” looks at recent product designs from two major creators who enjoyed the limelight during the Tokyo Olympics: Nendo, whose huge dynamic cauldron housed the Olympic flame, and Kengo Kuma, the architect behind the National Stadium.

In the past couple of months, Nendo has added two unusual vases and a very modern butsudan (home Buddhist altar) to its oeuvre, all of which appear deceptively simple in their minimalist aesthetics.

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