Nendo x Shu Uemura

Oki Sato's sleek bottle for Shu Uemura gets the Fizz seal of approval. Is there anything his design studio Nendo can't do?


Tokyo design studio Nendo proves itself as adept in the beauty world as it is on the furniture scene with its new packaging design for Shu Uemura’s ‘Ultime 8 Sublime Beauty Oil in Essence’. The bottle’s rippled edge is intended on one level to mimic the lithe movement of flowing oil, and on another to suggest cashmere smooth skin; the graduation of colour, from orange to sepia, represents the blend of eight precious botanical oils that help ease the signs of ageing. Understated yet seductive with a seamlessly integrated cap, it's another beautifully executed piece from Oki Sato and Japan's foremost design house.

ABOVE RIGHT: Oki Sato, chief designer and founder of Nendo

'Ultime 8 Sublime Beauty Oil in Essence', £98 for 30ml