tomoko azumi and takashi kirimoto for zilio A&C
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.

the lamp’s supporting structure is made from curved beech wood image courtesy of zilio A&C

the lampshade symbolizes the image of clouds diffusing the light image courtesy of 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.

stacked units image courtesy of zilio A&C

the supporting braces mimic branches of a tree image courtesy of 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.

the woven structure of the stand image courtesy of zilio A&C

can also be a sculptural object within the home image courtesy of zilio A&C

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