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A brand of lighting conceived and developed by Issey Miyake and his Reality Lab. team and produced by Italian lighting company Artemide.
A nonwoven fabric (recycled polyester material) made entirely of recycled fibers from PET bottles was selected as the shade material. The material has been wrinkled to create a unique look and add strength. When unfolded the shades rotate in a spiral, making the shape three-dimensional and allowing the material to stand or hang freely without an internal structure thanks to the characteristics of the material. Technology developed through ISSEY MIYAKE’s garment-making work is applied in the welding and folding of the areas where the nonwoven fabric joins together.
The brand took a hint from the nuances of light created by different depths and patterns of shadow described in the essay In’ei Reisan (In Praise of Shadows) by Junichiro Tanizaki, and endeavors to bring this quality of light to modern spaces.