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.
REALITY LAB. ISSEY MIYAKE
Located in the FROM-1st. Building, REALITY LAB. ISSEY MIYAKE contains a space for 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE and another spacious three-level store. Carrying multiple brands, it brings innovative new designs. Space design by Tokujin Yoshioka.
FROM-1st, 5-3-10 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours 11:00-20:00
ISSEY MIYAKE / PARIS
A flagship store carrying multiple brands from ISSEY MIYAKE INC. on rue Royale in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris. The spacious gray-based store has white fixtures with a straight-lined form, creating a dynamic look. The space was designed by architect-designer Jean-Guillaume Mathiaut.
11 rue Royale, 75008 Paris
ISSEY MIYAKE / NEW YORK
A flagship store carrying multiple brands from ISSEY MIYAKE INC. on Hudson Street, New York, with the iconic Tribeca neighborhood as a backdrop. The store is designed by international architect Frank Gehry, with dynamic sculptures he created especially for this space.
119 Hudson St., New York, NY 10013
ISSEY MIYAKE / LONDON 10 BROOK
A flagship store carrying multiple brands from ISSEY MIYAKE INC. on Brook Street in Mayfair, London. Space designer Tokujin Yoshioka restored a former bank to its original structure, leaving the old beams, walls and some of the textures and contrasting them with blue dyed aluminum to create a store where history meets the future.
10 Brook Street, London, W1S 1BG
Monday-Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10:00-18:00