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toshiba lighting systems at milan design week 09
apr 26, 2009
toshiba lighting systems at milan design week 09


toshiba installation
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toshiba corporation established the lighting systems division in 2008, today,

the company’s strength lies in bringing high levels of energy efficiency
to practical
lighting applications, with no compromises in light quality.
the company’s LED lights include a wide range of products, from light bulbs,
down – and base lights to street lights. 


toshiba installation

the exhibition features pear‐shaped light objects surrounded by arches of mirrors,
arranged in a curve to represent a window connecting the past to the future.
LED lights embedded in the objects will glow brighter as people approach,
and pulsate as if alive. the installation offers a visual and tactile experience
creating an emotionally engaging environment.


touching the light bulb


the light bulb vibrates when you touch it
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toshiba installation at milan design week 2009


kinya tagawa of takram design engineering, ryo matsui architect and noriaki baba of toshiba
portrait © designboom

the installation is a collaboration between toshiba,

takram design engineering and architect ryo matsui.


photo by designboom



‘card’ by toshiba lighting systems
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‘card’ by toshiba lighting systems. a desk light that folds to the shape of a card.
the form captures the japanese idea of simplicity
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‘card’ by toshiba lighting systems
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‘card’ by toshiba lighting systems
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‘cocktail’ by toshiba lighting systems
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‘cocktail’ by toshiba lighting systems, detail
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‘cocktail’ by toshiba lighting systems, detail
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‘jewel’ by toshiba lighting systems, detail
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‘planet’ by toshiba lighting systems, detail
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the mirror is patterned with the image of a starry night that twinkles when lit from
behind. the image is deepened by the indirect lighting thrown against the wall.


‘planet’ by toshiba lighting systems, detail
image © designboom


kinya tagawa of takram design engineering, ryo matsui architect and noriaki baba of toshiba
portrait © designboom


kotaro watanabe of takram design engineering
portrait © designboom

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