The acclaimed Japanese fashion designer and recent Design Museum’s Design of the Year 2012 awards winner Issey Miyake has applied his trademark, ingenious 132 5 pleating technique to this new series of delicate textile lamps manufactured by the Italian brand Artemide. Called ‘IN-EI’ – Japanese for ‘shadow, shadiness, nuance’ – the collection comprises floor, table and pendant lamp designs, all of which were created using 2 or 3D mathematic principals (just like the 2010 132 5 clothing collection). Made of reclaimed PET bottle fibre, the lamps can be folded flat and become 3D shapes, starting from a single piece of cloth.
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‘The IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE lighting collection was co-developed and manufactured by Artemide. The project revolves around a fabric derived from entirely recycled materials, diffusing light in extremely interesting ways; it is a re-treated fibre made using PET bottles. The bottles are processed using an innovative technology that reduces both energy consumption and CO2 emissions up to 40% when compared to the production of new materials. Issey Miyake’s artistic vision, applied to the new 3D mathematical process, combines the Japanese tradition of light with Miyake’s unique ability to translate tradition into modernity.’