kazuhiro yamanaka: it's only a paper moon lamp
 
kazuhiro yamanaka: it's only a paper moon lamp
may 23, 2012

kazuhiro yamanaka: it's only a paper moon lamp

‘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.

kazuhiro yamanaka: it's only a paper moon lamp detail of clip 

kazuhiro yamanaka: it's only a paper moon lamp wooden clip with attached lightbulb 

kazuhiro yamanaka: it's only a paper moon lamp view from under the lamp 

kazuhiro yamanaka: it's only a paper moon lamp form of lampshade cut out 

kazuhiro yamanaka: it's only a paper moon lamp sketch 

  • the design gives off a feeling that, we should take a look back. seeing how today\’s modernism often resulting extravagant lifestyle, this very lamp remind us to care more for what we need adequately.

    lacie44
  • the design gives off a feeling that, we should take a look back. seeing how today\’s modernism often resulting extravagant lifestyle, this very lamp remind us to care more for what we need adequately.

    lacie44
  • it’s not a cable, it’s a metal tube. that’s why.

    nice design, and i very agree with charles.

    chb
  • Can someone explain how this can be hang and stay vertical?
    Gravity will push it horizontal… Or am I missing a trick somewhere?

    urB
  • yes, simplify things, quit analyzing. consume the poison. it would do you good.
    you are absolutely right charles, we need a break. i took mine from the practice of professional architecture its maddening architectural/engineering design analyses, five years ago. and life has never been good!
    this light bulb wrapped around with paper and laundry clip tells it all.

    nelson d reyes architect
  • Just simplicity at its best. Who says that u need to spend to get the best. This is great.
    I would like to know…whether clip used is usually available in market or its tailored made?

    Nicky
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