IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE was born from the collaboration between Miyake, Reality Lab (his development team) and Italian lighting producers “Artemide”. “IN-EI” is the Japanese word for “shadow”, “shadiness”, “nuance”.
Artemide’s expertise in lighting with Miyake’s unique approach to material and design has resulted in an absolutely stunning collection of free-standing, table and hanging lights.
Each lampshade is created using 2 or 3D mathematic principles, where light and shade harmoniously alternate. The designs also use special fabric derived from recycled PET bottles, using an innovative technology that reduces both energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
Want one more reason to love them? They can be easily stored flat when not in use.
Can’t get enough of Issey Miyake? Have a look at his bio and designs here
“Beauty lies not in objects, but in the interaction between the shadow and light created by objects”
by Junichiro Tanizaki “In Praise of Shadows”
Currently on display at the “Good Design Exhibition 2013” at Tokyo Midtown (from October 30th to November 4th)