night book emits warm, soft light when pulled from bookcase

night book emits warm, soft light when pulled from bookcase

whereas secret doors open in studies of fiction stories when a book is pulled from a shelf, a warm light is mysteriously revealed when the night book is pulled from its shelf. by simply taking it out like a book, gentle illumination emits from the crevices and spreads from where its pages should be. it makes the room almost poetic in its ambience, using its light to help people be enlightened by what they are reading.

all images courtesy of YSM inc.



designed by akii, a tokyo-based duo of naoaki iwamatsu and takaaki maeda, the night book is manufactured by craftsmen at YSM inc. in the motif of an actual book, the product works seamlessly by being placed in a bookshelf or between a pile of stacked books. it emits light from both sides of the body when used horizontally or vertically. perfect for reading in the study or the bedroom, the night book is a solution for where strong light is not always needed or desired.



the night book’s light is source is a long-lasting, four watts LED. its acrylic exterior surface is available in white, gray or navy colors whilst its spine is made with leather.







product info:


name: night book

designers: akii

manufacturer: YSM inc

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