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atelier takagi at asia now
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jul 29, 2010
atelier takagi at asia now


‘bluff city light’

the work of japanese born american-based jonah takagi was featured in
designboom’s ‘asia now‘ exhibition at dwell on design in los angeles.


‘bluff city light’

‘bluff city lights’ are pendant lamps which draw influences from paper lanterns and
bluff city, tennessee. the form consists of a copper socket, enameled steel cage and
aluminium diffusor.


‘scaffold shelving’

‘scaffold shelving’ is a storage system made from birch plywood and dowels. the flat-pack
shelving unit is influenced by bamboo scaffolding and lincoln logs (a toy which is made up
of miniature logs in which people can build miniature homes).


‘scaffold shelving’ (detail)


‘scaffold shelving’ and ‘bluff city light’ on display at ‘asia now’
image © designboom


‘scaffold shelving’ and ‘bluff city light’ on display at ‘asia now’

image © designboom


‘leafy’ green stool

the form draws on milking stools.
made from maple, milk paint and laquer, the stool’s seat is in the shape of a leaf.


detail


‘F/K/A’ table lamp produced by mattermade

the ‘F/K/A’ table lamp, first known as the ‘spun’ table lamp derived some of its form from
the repurposed sauce pan that originally served as the light’s shade. produced by furniture
manufacturer mattermade, the theme of versatility continues with the tripod legs that prepare
the lamp for uneven surfaces. the diffuser produces a soft glow, while the pull cord adds
a hint of nostalgia. the shade, base and electrical cord are available in a variety of colors
and finishes.


installation view of the japan sector of ‘asia now’
image © designboom


illustrations showing various contemporary production of art, architecture and design in japan
image © designboom


detail of atelier takagi’s work on show at ‘asia now’
image © designboom

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