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Wed 4.11.

The Birth lamp by Satoshi Itasaka for h220430 (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.11.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

The Birth lamp by Satoshi Itasaka for h220430, photo: Elly

The Birth lamp by Satoshi Itasaka for h220430, photo: Elly

Designer Satoshi Itasaka from Tokyo-based studio h220430 references the very moment of fertilisation of an ovum, and the weak electrical current that occurs when that happens, in The Birth chandelier.

 

 

The Birth lamp by Satoshi Itasaka for h220430, photo: Elly

The Birth lamp by Satoshi Itasaka for h220430, photo: Elly

The pendant light consists of a series of large inward facing light bulbs with attached power cables on the outside, which gives the light an organic aura.

 

The Birth lamp by Satoshi Itasaka for h220430, photo: Elly

The Birth lamp by Satoshi Itasaka for h220430, photo: Elly

Says Itasaka, “Today, the loss of life and humanitarian suffering, such as racism and terrorism, is considerable. Besides, it is now possible to make human beings artificially. Considering those, it seems that the value of ‘life’ is transforming, and therefore, it is time to re-think ‘life’.”

 

The Birth lamp by Satoshi Itasaka for h220430, photo: Elly

The Birth lamp by Satoshi Itasaka for h220430, photo: Elly

“I hope this work will provide opportunities to re-recognise the beauty of life.”

 

to the h220430 website

 

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