IN-EI Issey Miyake

The lamp.

“Beauty lies not in objects, but in the interaction between the shadow and light created by objects,” wrote Junichiro Tanizaki in his essay on Japanese aesthetics, In Praise of Shadows (1933). Issey Miyake’s ethereal collection of free-standing table, floor, and suspended luminaries is aptly named IN-EI, which expresses the notion of “shadow, shadiness, and nuance,” in Japanese.

Co-developed and manufactured by Artemide, each IN-EI lampshade is created using 2- or 3D mathematic principles which create a harmonious alternation between light and shade. The fixtures are made out of regenerated fibre from PET bottles, and can maintain shape without an internal frame.

IN-EI Issey Miyake is available at Inform Interiors in Vancouver.


Post Date:

October 24, 2013