Nendo Releases Pokémon Homeware Designed for "Grown-Ups"

Japanese design studio Nendo has teamed up with The Pokémon Company to make series of homewares inspired by the characters from the series.

Although not the first Pokémon merch line by any stretch, the “Pokémon Mosaic” collection is aimed at a more “grown-up” audience. Rather than literal depictions, the range takes an abstract view of the shapes and colours seen across the Pokemon characters. These are then placed together in a similar fashion to mosaic tiling.

Fan favourites such as Pikachu, Charmander, and Bulbasaur have all been transformed into the geometric patterns and emblazoned across a 75-piece collection, which includes cushions, wall clocks, and bags, as well as tableware, such as glasses and plates.

For Nendo, this project offered a chance to speak to the original generation of Pokémon fans, and give them something that fits within their home now that they’re older.

“While there are many products featuring Pokemon, the Nendo collection, in collaboration with The Pokémon Company, was designed as daily household items for grown-ups, in the context that the first generation of Pokemon fans have now reached adulthood but remain fans at heart.”

The Pokemon Mosaic collection is available to preview now on Nendo’s online shop, and will be for sale starting from September 1st.

In other design news, Tekla has drawn inspiration from Le Corbusier for its latest blanket collection.
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