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.
IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE Received Italy's ADI Compasso d'Oro Award
Italy's ADI Compasso d'Oro Award is an internationally known design award with the longest history of its kind in Europe.
IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE won the Good Design Gold Award 2013
The Good Design Gold Award is awarded for designs that push people's lifestyles, industry and society forward, and hint at the future, from among all the candidates of the Good Design Award 2013.
IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE won the Red Dot Design Award "Best of the Best"
The Red Dot Design Award is an international award for product design presented to excellent designs in terms of innovation, functionality, ergonomics and ecology.
IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE has received the iF Product Design Award 2013 - Gold
Established in 1953 by International Forum Design Hannover, the iF Product Design Award is among the most important awards for innovative product design.