ane lykke uses traditional japanese woodworking technique in kurenai light object
 

ane lykke uses traditional japanese woodworking technique in kurenai light object

danish designer ane lykke presents kurenai light object, a massive circular lamp that blends a nordic perspective with a traditional japanese woodworking technique called kumiko. crafted in a three-dimensional grid in cypress wood, the object combines the intangible — in this case light — with physical elements like form and structure to generate and ever-changing light experience.

ane lykke uses traditional japanese woodworking technique in kurenai light object
image by anders sune berg
video by michael sangkoyo gramtorp

 

 

the kunerai light object exposes ane lykke’s experience with light together with her strong fascination with the grid structure, resulting in a fusion between traditional japanese craftsmanship and a new nordic perspective. painted in red and white, the wood grid creates a play of different states, colors and shades of reflected light, allowing for different modes of shadow, depth and reflection.

ane lykke uses traditional japanese woodworking technique in kurenai light object
image by anders sune berg

 

 

‘I’m focusing on how I, through my work, can engage and touch people,’ says ane lykke on a video created for the mindcraft digital exhibition. ‘my aim is to create a dialogue, a direct bodily connection with the surroundings. I’m actually trained as a textile designer. in my projects I dive into the otherwise one-dimensional textile surface, separating the layers and pulling them out into three dimensions. my work revolves around the interaction between light and layered structure. I am exploring the different stages of light and perception.’

ane lykke uses traditional japanese woodworking technique in kurenai light object
image by anders sune berg

 

 

kurenai light object combines the intangible, the light, with elements and forms structures that generates an ever-changing experience, depending on the viewers position in relation to the object. the light object is designed for use in a private as well as a public space, where it becomes part of a flexible process, inviting the viewer into a dialogue, as co-creator. kurenai is the japanese word for a strong red color. the grid including frame is handmade in japan and assembled by lykke in denmark.

ane lykke uses traditional japanese woodworking technique in kurenai light object

 

 

after 11 years of setting up one of the most sought after installations of milan design week, the mindcraft project will be presented this year in a new digital format as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. the kunerai light object is part of it, check it out here.

ane lykke uses traditional japanese woodworking technique in kurenai light object

ane lykke uses traditional japanese woodworking technique in kurenai light object

ane lykke uses traditional japanese woodworking technique in kurenai light object

ane lykke uses traditional japanese woodworking technique in kurenai light object

ane lykke uses traditional japanese woodworking technique in kurenai light object

 

 

project info:

 

name: kurenai light object

producer/designer/artist: studio ane lykke

collaboration: yoshihara woodworks japan

year: 2019

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