we + uses high-definition mesh to visualize optical phenomena in furniture

we + uses high-definition mesh to visualize optical phenomena in furniture

contemporary design studio we+ uses high-definition mesh to create light and partition pieces that visualize optical phenomena such as spectroscopic and moire patterns. normally used for things such as medical filters or silkscreen printing plates, the mesh and its movement are utilized to expand the value of conventional products and explore new possibilities.

photos by masayuki hayashi



we+ has captured the interaction between the mesh and lighting in what it describes as ‘a device for peeping’, and its interaction with the partition to alter the surrounding environment. the mesh is a high-density weave of monofilament fibers with a diameter of 24μ-33μ, sourced from NBC meshtec inc.

the light, part of the ‘peep’ collection

the partition, part of the peep collection



project info:



sizes: peep light has a height of 85 cm, length of 8.8 and width 8.8.

the partition is 90.7 cm high, 9.8 long and 80 cm wide.

materials: the light uses high definition mesh, LED, acrylic plastic and solid surface.

the partition is made of high definition mesh, acrylic plastic, solid surface and a stepper motor.


the peep collection was exhibited during milan design week 2018 as part of the tokyo material bypass exhibition at superstudio.



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