comet is an acrylic table lamp using a 15 cm square OLED panel by toshiyuki kita image © designboomOLED (organic electroluminescence) – latest lighting technological innovation – uses panels which are slightly thicker than 2 mm for a new concept of irradiating surfaces.

toshiyuki kita: future delight at milan design week 09 comet table lamp by toshiyuki kitatoshiyuki kita: future delight at milan design week 09 planet, a lighting fixture with a 15 cm square OLED panel in the centre sustained by three metal rings. it can illuminate in all 360-degree directions when the ring is adjusted to a sphere of 26,8 cm in diameter.

OLED technology serves the function of traditional incandescence lighting but thanks to maximum energy efficiency and reduced consumptions contributes to cut down CO2 emissions. it also does not employ mercury or other polluting metals in conformity with EU standards

toshiyuki kita: future delight at milan design week 09 planet, by toshiyuki kita

toshiyuki kita: future delight at milan design week 09 view of the exhibition image © designboomtoshiyuki kita: future delight at milan design week 09 ‘awabi’ wall lamps by toshiyuki kita image © designboom

natural materials are combined with modern technology in the LED awani lamp, created thanks to the technological collaboration of hakkosonic co., ltd. LED light sources are mixed with washi paper, made from kozo fibers, a mulberry tree grown in japan, for the lampshade molded using a special three-dimensional technique.

toshiyuki kita: future delight at milan design week 09 ‘awabi’ wall lamp by toshiyuki kita