rutan studio utilizes 'muscle print' technique in horatio light shade rutan studio utilizes 'muscle print' technique in horatio light shade
aug 28, 2016

rutan studio utilizes 'muscle print' technique in horatio light shade


utilizing a ‘muscle print’ technique developed by printer kenichi shirai of japan’s aporo co., german creative studio rutan presents the ‘horatio’ lampshade. the distinctive silkscreen printing method gives weight to the material, enabling the flat fabric to bend naturally into a waving shade.

flat shade
images © rutan studio for design




the ‘horatio’ lampshade measures Ø58cm flat and Ø32cm hung. it weighs 900g and is available in orange, yellow, and green. created by rutan studio for design, the product is produced by aporo manufacturing co., and can be purchased at SHU SHU in munich, germany. 

rutan studio muscle print horatio light shade



rutan studio muscle print horatio light shade
‘muscle print’ manufacturing at aporo co.

assembly illustration





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