for his latest creation, japanese designer kazuhiro yamanaka brings about an unexpected twist to lighting furniture with his collapsible moon lampthanks to a photo reflecting structure, the user can manipulate the object in such a way to make it expand or collapse.



video courtesy of  kazuhiro yamanaka 

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step by step process showing how to open/close the collapsible moon lamp, like a photo-reflector



for the lighting feature, kazuhiro yamanaka has embedded a LED strip which is located inside the edge of the spring steel frame —  towards the center of the circle. as a result, the extended surface of the lamp illuminates itself like a full moon. the colors of the LED can also be changed to obtain different hues and ambiances. 

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example of the collapsible moon lamp laid out in a space

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kazuhiro yamanaka moon lamp as a floor accessory 



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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom