toshiba lighting systems at milan design week 09 toshiba lighting systems at milan design week 09
apr 26, 2009

toshiba lighting systems at milan design week 09

toshiba installation image © designboom

toshiba corporation established the lighting systems division in 2008, today, the company’s strength lies in bringing high levels of energy efficiency to practical lighting applications, with no compromises in light quality. the company’s LED lights include a wide range of products, from light bulbs, down – and base lights to street lights. 

toshiba installation

the exhibition features pear‐shaped light objects surrounded by arches of mirrors, arranged in a curve to represent a window connecting the past to the future. LED lights embedded in the objects will glow brighter as people approach, and pulsate as if alive. the installation offers a visual and tactile experience creating an emotionally engaging environment.

touching the light bulb

the light bulb vibrates when you touch it image © designboom

toshiba installation at milan design week 2009

kinya tagawa of takram design engineering, ryo matsui architect and noriaki baba of toshiba portrait © designboom

the installation is a collaboration between toshiba, takram design engineering and architect ryo matsui.

photo by designboom

‘card’ by toshiba lighting systems image © designboom

‘card’ by toshiba lighting systems. a desk light that folds to the shape of a card. the form captures the japanese idea of simplicity image © designboom

‘card’ by toshiba lighting systems image © designboom

‘card’ by toshiba lighting systems image © designboom

‘cocktail’ by toshiba lighting systems image © designboom

‘cocktail’ by toshiba lighting systems, detail image © designboom

‘cocktail’ by toshiba lighting systems, detail image © designboom

‘jewel’ by toshiba lighting systems, detail image © designboom

‘planet’ by toshiba lighting systems, detail image © designboom

the mirror is patterned with the image of a starry night that twinkles when lit from behind. the image is deepened by the indirect lighting thrown against the wall.

‘planet’ by toshiba lighting systems, detail image © designboom

kinya tagawa of takram design engineering, ryo matsui architect and noriaki baba of toshiba portrait © designboom

kotaro watanabe of takram design engineering portrait © designboom

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