tokyo design week 08: rie yagura at claska hotel
tokyo design week 08: rie yagura at claska hotel tokyo design week 08: rie yagura at claska hotel
nov 13, 2008

tokyo design week 08: rie yagura at claska hotel

yagura uses the handle from a foose ball table as a handle for a wall lamp
image © designboom

this year was the claska hotel’s first year participating in design tide tokyo. selected designers were invited to design guest rooms for the claska as part of the event, including rie yagura. she presented a collection of furniture designs, focusing on lighting. she takes mundane objects that are significant to her, assembling them in different ways. through her work she integrates aspects of western culture with her native japanese heritage.

bottles typically used to hold household chemicals or cleaners are now transformed into bases for table lamps image © designboom

the form of a detergent bottle used as a lamp base image © designboom

using fabric, rie creates lampshades which look like drooping flowers image © designboom

delicate fabrics are used as lamp shades image © designboom the warm glow from within the fabric lampshade image © designboom

drawing from the form of a high tension insulator, rie produces indoor lamps image © designboom

worms of lint-like material are intertwined and pressed together to form a stool image © designboom

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