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- White polycarbonate shade
- Square White Opal ceiling canopy
- Suspension cable can be rolled up into canopy
- Driver included in light source
- Laser etched Artemide and IN-EI logo
- LED Color Temperature: 3000K
- 300 lumens
- CRI: 81
- UL Listed
- Designed by Issey Miyake and Reality Lab
- iF Product Design Award, 2013
A SCULPTURE OF SHADOW AND LIGHT: IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE
“Beauty lies not in objects, but in the interaction between the shadow and light created by objects.”
Junichiro Tanizaki, ‘In Praise of Shadows’
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.
IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE was born from a collaboration with Artemide marrying their lighting expertise with the Lab’s innovative approach to the material and design.
“I am extremely proud of this collaboration. Issey Miyake devotes his extraordinary artistic commitment to a quest dedicated to men’s needs and existence. The same commitment you can see in The Human Light, Artemide’s mission and philosophy. We share Miyake’s values and visions.”
Ernesto Gismondi, Artemide
Such similarities of vision come from shared core values behind both Artemide’s and Reality Lab’s research.
The project revolves around a fabric derived from entirely recycled materials, diffusing light in extremely interesting ways.
It is a re-treated fibre made using PET bottles. The bottles are processed using an innovative technology that reduces both energy consumption and CO2 emissions up to 40% when compared to the production of new materials.
Issey Miyake’s artistic vision, applied to the new 3D mathematical process, combines the Japanese tradition of light with Miyake’s unique ability to translate tradition into modernity.
Artemide animates these sustainable and striking shapes using LED lighting, today’s most relevant sustainable technology.