tomoko azumi and takashi kirimoto for zilio A&C
 
tomoko azumi and takashi kirimoto for zilio A&C
jul 07, 2009

tomoko azumi and takashi kirimoto for zilio A&C

‘nuvola’ by takashi kirimoto image courtesy of zilio A&C

italian manufacturing company zilio A&C recently presented new furniture products by japanese designers tomoko azumi and takashi kirimoto. for the line, kirimoto designed the ‘nuvola’, a floor lamp, with a wiggly lampshade structure made of polycarbonate that diffuses light. the lamp’s stand is made from curved beech which utilizes traditional local manufacturing techniques of japan. it is a sustainable process which allows more flexible forms to be produced, while keeping waste to a minimum.

tomoko azumi and takashi kirimoto for zilio A&C the lamp’s supporting structure is made from curved beech wood image courtesy of zilio A&C

tomoko azumi and takashi kirimoto for zilio A&C the lampshade symbolizes the image of clouds diffusing the light image courtesy of zilio A&C

tomoko azumi and takashi kirimoto for zilio A&C ‘branch’ by takashi kirimoto image courtesy of zilio A&C

kirimoto has also designed ‘branch’ for the company. the modular shelving unit is made of lacquered Doluflex®, a currogated aluminium sheeting that is machined by a cold forming system. the sheet is adhered between two plain layers which results in a stable, stiff, but lightweight material that can be bent and shaped into different components. multiple parts of ‘branch’ can be combined to make different sized units.

tomoko azumi and takashi kirimoto for zilio A&C stacked units image courtesy of zilio A&C

tomoko azumi and takashi kirimoto for zilio A&C the supporting braces mimic branches of a tree image courtesy of zilio A&C tomoko azumi and takashi kirimoto for zilio A&C ‘tra’ by tomoko azumi image courtesy of zilio A&C

for the new line, tomoko azumi presents her ‘tra’ coatstand. lightweight, it uses the steambending technique to retain the shape of the structure’s elements. the product is confined to a slimbox, so that when one opens the package, they will enjoy the pop-up action that occurs. ‘tra’ uses minimal material and has reduced weight for transportation to lessen envrionmental impact.

tomoko azumi and takashi kirimoto for zilio A&C the woven structure of the stand image courtesy of zilio A&C

tomoko azumi and takashi kirimoto for zilio A&C can also be a sculptural object within the home image courtesy of zilio A&C

  • so simple design, but i like it.

    Hero chu

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