IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE : NEWS
IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE Receives Italy's ADI Compasso d'Oro Award
IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE has won Italy's ADI Compasso d'Oro award, an internationally known design award with the longest history of its kind in Europe, for lighting equipment developed by ISSEY MIYAKE + Reality Lab and manufactured by Artemide. The award ceremony, the 23rd in the award's history, was held on 28 May in Milan, recognizing IN-EI "for having mixed tradition and modernity in an essential object, technologically advanced, but at the same time poetic." This award, which follows on the heels of last year's iF Product Design Award, Red Dot Product Design Award, and Good Design Gold Award, is a recognition of note in the world of industrial design.
IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE : IMAGE
IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE : CONCEPT
Using fabric made from improved recycled polyester fiber and forms developed by applying three-dimensional mathematical principles, the new 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE clothes were born in autumn 2010. In the development process of the 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE project, attempts to explore design from a broader viewpoint - not just limited to clothing - evolved into the IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE lighting products. It is a collection of free-standing, table and hanging lights developed by Issey Miyake + Reality Lab. and manufactured by Artemide. The production of the lighting products involved not only the latest technology, but also the work by human hands. And, at the base of the products' concept is the traditional Japanese esthetics about the relationship between light and shadow (in-ei). The three-dimensional form concept developed for 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE is used in creating the lampshades. The non-woven fabric made from recycled pet bottles is used with special surface treatment for the lampshades, and the fabric has unique light transmission quality. They require no internal frame to support, and can be folded flat when not in use.