Artemide IN-EI Fukurou Pendant Lamp by Issey Miyake
Artemide IN-EI Fukurou Pendant Light
Design by Issey Miyake and Reality Lab
Artemide IN-EI Issey Miyake Lamps
Designer: Issey Miyake
Designer: Reality Lab
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Artemide IN-EI Katatsumuri pendant light designed by Issey Miyake and Reality Lab, a suspended sculpture of light and shadow. The Katatsumuri lamp is part of Issey Miyake's IN-EI lighting collection. Conceived by acclaimed Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake and his Reality Lab. design studio, and brought to life by Italian lighting manufacturer Artemide. The essence of the Issey Miyake's Artemide IN-EI Katatsumuri lamps is the interaction between shadow and light.
Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake has created a range of beautiful LED lights for Italian lighting company Artemide that unfold from flat 2D shapes into 3D shades. These beautiful Japanese styled pendant lights can be easily stored flat when not in use. Each IN-EI lampshade is created using 2 or 3D mathematical principals, where light and shade harmoniously alternate. Issey Miyake's unique folding technology resulted in timeless sculptures of light that are a joy to behold. The structure of the recycled material, together with an additional surface treatment allows these shades to perfectly keep their shape without the need for internal frame, and to be re-shaped when needed.
"IN-EI" - Japanese for "shadow, shadiness, nuance". The art of lighting has a conceptual and technological heritage at the Miyake Design Studio, dating back to 2010, when Issey Miyake and his research and development team called Reality Lab, presented 132-5 ISSEY MIYAKE. This new process was developed using a mathematical program with 3-D geometric principals by Jun Mitani. The patented 132-5 Issey Miyake pleating technique is an extremely ingenious way by which to make clothing, and a process that provides yet another example of directions the quest for innovative textiles technologies can take. The project comes from the intersection of creativity and mathematics, resulting in clothing that can be folded flat and become 3D shapes, starting from a single piece of cloth. Each Issey Miyake IN-EI lamp utilizes special fabric derived from recycled PET bottles, processed using an innovative technology that reduces both energy consumption and CO2 emissions up to 80% when compared to the production of new materials. Fibers in the material make it self-supporting so there's no need for a separate frame inside. As the Reality Lab. explored Issey Miyake's pleating potential in areas beyond clothing, a natural extension of the process was lighting products. IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE was born from a collaboration with Artemide marrying their lighting expertise with the fashion designer's innovative approach to the material and design. In a way, the IN-EI lamps could be considered as a 21st century re-interpretation of Isamu Noguchi's Akari lamps. The entire IN-EI Issey Miyake collection is available from Stardust with Free Shipping and a Low Price Guarantee.
Stardust supplies this lamp complete with a warm white dimmable LED light bulb (may be lower wattage based on our stock availability), 7.5 feet of cable and matching ceiling canopy in white opal polycarbonate for mounting to standard electrical junction boxes. Driver is included in light source. Dimmable with standard incandescent wall dimmer from Lutron or similar (not included). UL and cUL listed for both residential and commercial applications.
Stardust will always include a complimentary light bulb (in this case LED) with your purchase of any Artemide lamp (light bulbs are usually not included by the manufacturer)! Sourcing the right light bulb can be a time-consuming task. Since we understand you have better things to do, we are more than happy to include the required bulb with your purchase. It's our way of saying that we care about you!
"When you see them, you can't help feeling moved; when you understand them, you are full of wonder seeing a future we thought unreachable and couldn't imagine this beautiful".
- Issey Miyake
Collection: Artemide Lighting
Artemide Product Code: 1695018A
Dimensions Pendant: 20 1/2" w x 18 7/8" h
Max Drop Length (Ceiling-Bottom Lamp): 108 7/8"
Dimensions Ceiling Canopy: 4 3/4" dia
Material: fabric, cloth, polycarbonate, polymer
Light Source: LED
Bulb Type: 1 X 17W 120V E26 (medium base) LED
Lumens: 300 lamp flux lm
Color Temperature: 3000K warm white
Bulb Included: Yes
Certification: UL and cUL listed, IP20 compliant
Country of Origin: Italy
Product Category: lighting, pendant lamps
Style: Japanese design, modern, contemporary
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