Last year’s Compasso d’Oro laureate and creator of the 1980’s eyebrow-raising ‘Wink’ chaise longue, the much-acclaimed Japanese designer Toshiyuki Kita has collaborated with the Italian lighting brand Oluce on design of this minimalist table lamp. Resembling an oversized lightbulb, ‘Denq’ is made of opalescent, opaque blown glass and a lacquered metal base with chromium-plated laser cut upper base disc. The lamp is the first collaborative project of the Japanese designer and Oluce and it was presented during last year’s Euroluce fair in Milan.
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‘With the “Denq” lamp, which kicks off the partnership between the Maestro from Japan and O luce, Kita has drawn a simple, unconditional shape revealing the hidden poetry in rigorous lines. An almost sculptural object that is intentionally “timeless” and detached from current fashion trends. A “classic of tomorrow”. Fitting in with the demanding context of the O luce catalogue, which has featured Vico Magistretti’s “Atollo”, the most famous table lamp in the world, since 1977. Toshiyuki is a close friend of Vico and his “Denq” design has skilfully answered the prerequisite of creating an object on a par with such a high-calibre work of art.’