‘U-pendant’ by shoichi uchiyama image © designboom

 

 

 

japanese lighting company yamagiwa presents new designs by A+A cooren, makio hasuike, toyo ito, shoichi uchiayama and werteloberfell platform on the occasion of milan design week 2011.

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 ‘U-pendant’ by shoichi uchiyama image © designboom

 

 

 

japanese designer shoichi uchiayama’s ‘U-pendant’ features a gently curved shade that emits an upward and downward light that utilizes the latest LED light source. the upward light emanates through the frosted acrylic disk in the centre creating flower-like pattern on the lamp shade’s underside surface, while its reflection spreads around the space softly.

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 ‘U-pendant’ installation image © designboom

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 ‘U-pendant’ by shoichi uchiyama image courtesy of yamagiwa

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 ‘aurelia’ by werteloberfell platform image © designboom

the ‘aurelia’ lighting fixtures by werteloberfell platform capture the movement of jellyfish swimming underwater, creating a timeless form that emanates an even and pleasant light. the lamp shades are crafted from glass made in combination with modern and meticulous fittings.

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 ‘aurelia’ pendant and floor standing versions image courtesy of yamagiwa

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 the underside of the ‘aurelia’ lamp image © designboom

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 ‘LED task light’ by A+A cooren image © designboom

paris-based studio A+A cooren’s ‘LED task light’ is smooth as a pebble picked up on the riverside. its form has a gently rounded head that fits naturally within one’s hand, making the adjustment of the light very easy. a functional, compact and energy-efficient LED design, the light provides harmony and familiarty in the office space and private rooms. special technology is applied to create uniform lighting with a single LED unit.

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 3/4 view of ‘LED task light’ image courtesy of yamagiwa

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 profile view of ‘LED task light’ image courtesy of yamagiwa

 

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 ‘LED biolite’ by makio hasuike image © designboom

milan-based designer makio hasuike has created an LED lamp with a streamlined sculptural presence complemented with the flexible movement of its head and arm. known as the ‘LED biolite’, the lamp exhibits an extruded aluminium arm that is slightly swelled in the center, giving the impression of looking like a light ribbon in which a floating head is sitting upon. the lamp provides an ideal lighting environment for work with an LED quality that has a high color rendering index, high illuminance and natural color re-creation.

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 rendering of the ‘LED biolite’ image courtesy of yamagiwa

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 the lights arm can be moved according to user’s needs image courtesy of yamagiwa

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 demonstration of the light’s adjustable head image courtesy of yamagiwa

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 demonstration of the light’s adjustable head image courtesy of yamagiwa

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 detail of the lighting element image © designboom

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 ‘mayuhana’ by toyo ito image © designboom

also on show is japanese architect toyo ito’s ‘mayuhana’ lamps. see designboom’s previous article on the lights here.

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 ‘mayuhana’ by toyo ito (floor / table version) image © designboom

yamagiwa at milan design week 2011 ‘mayuhana’ by toyo ito (pendant version) image © designboom