Tako (octopus in Japanese) is a table lamp inspired by the Spanish cuisine. The two bases remind the wooden plates where the “pulpo a la gallega” is served, while its shape and the elastic band evoke a bento, the traditional Japanese lunchbox. Its parts are assembled without screws, making it easy to put together. Being packed in pieces also reduces packaging and storing costs. The joint of the flexible polypropene lampshade is hidden behind the elastic band. Holes drilled on the base and top pieces allow the necessary airflow to avoid overheating.
Supporting the expressive architecture of the pharmacy interior, the functional luminaires are unobtrusive in their appearance, drawing attention to their effect of light instead of their fixture design. The luminaires for basic lighting are either integrated in pendant luminaires tracing the shape of the furniture or are mounted at the sides of the suspended ceiling, keeping it as free from downlights as possible. Thus, the users can focus on the track of light leading through the pharmacy, consisting of RGB-LED-backlit tiles that match the colour of the likewise dynamically backlit counters
Designed by Shinn Asano with background in graphic design, Sen is a 6 piece collection of steel furniture that turns 2D lines into 3D forms. Each piece including “hitotaba lamp” has been created with lines that minimize excess to express both form and functionality in a range of applications, inspired by unique sources such as traditional Japanese craft and patterns. Hitotaba lamp is inspired by the scenic view of the Japanese countryside where bundles of rice straw are hung downwards to dry after harvesting.
An unexpected mix of materials and shapes, this minimalistic, economical lamp uses available surfaces to reflect and diffuse light. It is constructed using copper tube, and integrates the switch organicaly, plus all elements of an LED driven system into a compact yet powerful kit for casual reading. The light delivered is warm and soft, creating a sunny Sunday afternoon experience for every read. If unpainted, it facilitates the building of a personal relationship, as the surface oxidizes in time, it darkens in colour and gains texture detail and personality with each print or scratch.
This fixture is an example of looking outside the box...Instead of using an electronic wall dimmer switch to set the mood, this lamp uses a series of Bronze pulleys and cables that articulate eight bent birch arms. Using a hand crank located on a wall near the power switch the user can raise and lower the diffuser arms to trap or release the desired amount of light for the occasion.
Light sources of this unique lamp are placed in center of the overall shape, so it illuminates a soft and uniform light source. The light surfaces is separable from the main body so simple body shape with lower parts plus saving energy through low consumption of electricity gives it an extra feature. Also touchable body for turning the light ON or OFF is another modern feature of this unique light. Expression leads to differences in lighting and lighting of the lamp has been designed. Most light from lamps so that the viewer will not take advantage of the light will daze. Beautiful to live.