‘it’s only a paper moon’ by kazuhiro yamanaka
london-based designer kazuhiro yamanaka is currently showing ‘it’s only a paper moon’ at the italian NOPX gallery
in an exhibition entitled ‘progetto usomano l/lV‘. the pendant light consists of three basic components; a clothing pin,
a piece of paper and a hanging bare bulb. the lampshade is rolled and held in place with the large wooden peg
to which the lighting element is attached. depending on the type and size of paper, the user can customize the intensity of the light.
the design will be on display until the 27th of may, 2012.
together with NOPX| limitededitionpics, lachimica berthollet and italian designer federico vota, ‘progetto usomano l/lV’
is the first of four events dedicated to international design. the participants were asked to submit a project which defines
a typical part of the dwelling, where its significance is a suggestion of the environment and not the other way around.
the pieces on display were selected from the international competition ‘autoprogettazione 2.0: on display‘ by domus.
alongside kazuhiro yamanaka, victor zanotti from manzi and zanotti design studio and lorenzo marzoli’s works are also exhibited.
detail of clip
wooden clip with attached lightbulb
view from under the lamp
form of lampshade cut out