yoshihiro yamashita MIC*ITAYA: suzumo
 
yoshihiro yamashita   MIC*ITAYA: suzumo
nov 16, 2010

yoshihiro yamashita MIC*ITAYA: suzumo

heads, they are based on the concept of lights communicating with each other image © designboom

MIC*ITAYA / yoshihiro yamashita redesigns traditional japanese paper lanterns and he keeps the quintessential feature of paper lanterns: its ability to be folded.

yoshihiro yamashita   MIC*ITAYA: suzumo a view into the exhibition image © designboom

the lamps are partly intended to use in bedrooms … LEDs are used as light sources, and they can be also programmed to create a flickering effect, reminiscent of a candle light. the lamps can be equipped with a sound sensor that works as the power switching mechanism.

yoshihiro yamashita   MIC*ITAYA: suzumo image © designboom

by updating japanese traditional design, yoshihiro yamashita hopes to conserve its beauty and pass it on to future generation.

yoshihiro yamashita   MIC*ITAYA: suzumo the lantern as a whole is designed to stand upright. image © designboom

yoshihiro yamashita   MIC*ITAYA: suzumo before paper is applied image © designboom

yoshihiro yamashita   MIC*ITAYA: suzumo yoshihiro yamashita and images of the making process image © designboom

yoshihiro yamashita   MIC*ITAYA: suzumo close-up to the images of the making process images © designboom

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