The Mendori Table Lamp Design by Issey Miyake Design Studio for Artemide
Artemide’s Mendori table lamp is part of the IN-EI Issey Miyake lighting collection that combines the Italian brand’s lighting expertise with the signature folding technology of Japanese designer Issey Miyake. The collection’s sculptural luminaires, that present a unique play of light and shadow, were inspired by Junichiro Tanizaki’s essay In Praise of Shadows (orig. In’ei Reisan).
The IN-EI Issey Miyake collection’s lights are made of a strong polyester fabric, made of recycled PET bottles, folded into various shapes. The material and folding allow the shades to stand or hang freely with no inner frame to support them, making each lamp collapsible. The innovative collection has won numerous prestigious awards, like the iF Product Design Award, Red Dot Product Design Award and Good Design Gold Award in 2013 as well as the Compasso d’Oro in 2014.SHOP NOW SHOP NOW SHOP NOW SHOP NOW SHOP NOW SHOP NOW
The Japanese Fashion Designer Issey Miyake
Issey Miyake (born 1938) is a Japanese fashion designer, who established his own design studio in 1970. Issey Miyake Design Studio emphasizes creative, innovative thinking and applies both traditional techniques and the latest technology in its designs. The studio aims to bring joy and comfort to people’s everyday lives by examining the relationship between body and cloth. The brand’s signature feature are the refined pleating and folding techniques Issey Miyake and his designers have developed since the late 1980’s.SHOP NOW