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ISSEY MIYAKE DRESS DESIGNER DESIGNS FABRIC LAMPS FOR ARTEMIDE

 

Exhibited at Milan design week 2012, 'IN-EI' is a collection of sustainably designed, foldable lampshades developed by Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake for Italian lighting producers Artemide. the project is named after the Japanese word translatable as 'shadow', 'shade', and 'nuance', and the pieces are all folded textile pieces that extend into the lamp shape, causing a play of light and shadow through layering. the project represents a continuation of the '132 5. Issey Miyake's  2D/3D folded clothing design research undertaken by Miyake's reality lab.

 

Each of ten lamp designs 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. The designs are created using 2D and 3D mathematical principals to define their shape and extent of light shading.