basket-lamp by nendo references japanese wire netting utensils basket-lamp by nendo references japanese wire netting utensils
jun 30, 2014

basket-lamp by nendo references japanese wire netting utensils

basket-lamp by nendo draws reference from japanese wire netting utensils
all images by akihiro yoshida

 

 

 

nendo, in collaboration with kanaami-tsuji — a kyoto-based wire netting firm — have created ‘basket-lamp’ whose design is based off wire netting (‘kana-ami’) cooking utensils made by kyoto artisans, used as part of their cuisine for over a thousand years. the handcrafted shade’s woven pattern reflects various geometries onto the surrounding environment, peeking through the knotted and twisted metallic mesh. the surface of each luminaire is finished with a powder paint in both black or white to boldly express each silhouette.

nendo bases lamp off kyoto wire netting cooking utensil
the series of lamps are based off of cooking utensils popular in japan

nendo bases lamp off kyoto wire netting cooking utensil
the interwoven mesh casts various geometries on the surrounding walls

nendo bases lamp off kyoto wire netting cooking utensil
the design takes it shape from the ladle used to lift blocks of tofu from boiling water

nendo bases lamp off kyoto wire netting cooking utensil
powder painted in while

nendo bases lamp off kyoto wire netting cooking utensil
the series of white lamps

nendo bases lamp off kyoto wire netting cooking utensil
knotted and twisted metallic mesh

 

 

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