IN-EI Mendori Lamp
The IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE lighting collection was co-developed and manufactured by Artemide. It is a collection of free-standing, table and hanging lights. Each lampshade is created using 2 or 3D mathematic principals, where light and shade harmoniously alternate. Miyake’s unique folding technology creates both statuesque forms as well as sufficient solidity.
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. They can be easily stored flat when not in use.
Issey Miyake and Reality Lab
Issey Miyake studied graphic design at Tama Art University in Tokyo. After graduating in 1964, he moved to Paris to study haute couture. Returning to Tokyo in 1970, he founded the Miyake Design Studio. His creative process, based upon the concept of “one piece of cloth,” explores the relationship among the body, the fabric that covers it, and the space and room that is created. In 1998 Miyake began to develop A-POC (A Piece Of Cloth) with Dai Fujiwara, by means of a computer-driven process that transformed a single thread into a complete piece of clothing. Miyake’s work has been exhibited worldwide, and A-POC is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Among his awards is the Design of the Year in Fashion from London’s Design Museum in 2012. Today, Miyake is working toward his next stages of creation. Along with Sachiko Yamamoto and Manabu Kikuchi, who have served for many years as production chiefs for Issey Miyake’s collections, Miyake put together a select team of both experienced and young staff and established a new laboratory called Reality Lab.