All over Japan there are many craft industries, which have been there since ancient times. The techniques have been passed down for generations and have been cultivated and honed by the rich history and tradition of Japan’s regions. The spirit and technology of the traditional craftwork can be considered the roots of Japan’s modern-day manufacturing industry.
Washi is one of those techniques. It is used by Aoya, which is a company and region in Japan. They’re both known for the ‘Washi’ production. It is a technique to produce traditional Japanese paper and has been used for more than a thousand years.
The Washi technique is used in the lamp by N Meister, this design is a manifestation of the trend Touch Thirst.
This lamp has been produced by AOYA in collaboration with nendo – nendo, a design studio. The vision behind this lamp is to bring some “!” in your life.
The wrinkles in the lightning are applied in the upper parts of the ball-shaped lamp, to guide the light trough the plain ball and to make it look unique and floating.
With the seamless surface and the smooth curve, the light illuminates the space gently. The washi paper invites you to touch the paper and have a tactile experience, that’s why this is a manifestation of the trend Touch Thirst.
Aoya can be found at Galleria, Stand A04/A05.
Written by Marjolein van Es