Thursday, 19 March 2009

Mayuhana by Toyo Ito

Mayuhana 1

The yarn of fiberglass and resin, forms a cocoon-like form for this delicate MAYUHANA light-fixture. The soft-light that spread through the cocoon-like form creates a more attractive space ever. The Mayuhana was designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito for Yamagiwa, a Japanese lighting specialist.

'This series was created by reeling string around a mold the way thread is spun off a cocoon. The softness of the light reminiscent of a traditional Japanese portable paper lantern (Bon-bori) is enhanced by the light coming through the double and triple shelters, and brings to mind the image of light depicted in Junichiro Tanizaki’s “In Praise of Shadows” (In-ei Raisan).'
- Toyo Ito.

Mayuhana 2Mayuhana 3a+. yamagiwa via plusmood

1 comment:

Ianny said...

Lovely. Clean, simple and elegant.

Enhance that Japanese flavor in the room with a couple of Hokusai art prints. Imagine the tranquility - you can't go wrong with such a decor.