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toshiyuki kita: future delight at milan design week 09
apr 28, 2009
toshiyuki kita: future delight at milan design week 09


comet is an acrylic table lamp using a 15 cm square OLED panel by toshiyuki kita
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OLED (organic electroluminescence) – latest lighting technological innovation – uses
panels which are slightly thicker than 2 mm for a new concept of irradiating surfaces.


comet table lamp by toshiyuki kita


planet, a lighting fixture with a 15 cm square OLED panel in the centre sustained
by three metal rings. it can illuminate in all 360-degree directions when the ring is
adjusted to a sphere of 26,8 cm in diameter.

OLED technology serves the function of traditional incandescence lighting but thanks
to maximum energy efficiency and reduced consumptions contributes
to cut down CO2 emissions. it also does not employ mercury or other
polluting metals in conformity with EU standards


planet, by toshiyuki kita


view of the exhibition
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‘awabi’ wall lamps by toshiyuki kita
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natural materials are combined with modern technology in the LED awani lamp,
created thanks to the technological collaboration of hakkosonic co., ltd.
LED light sources are mixed with washi paper, made from kozo fibers,
a mulberry tree grown in japan, for the lampshade molded using
a special three-dimensional technique.


‘awabi’ wall lamp by toshiyuki kita

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