The lamps are on show at the Issey Miyake boutique at 11 Rue Royale, 75008 Paris, until 30 June as part of city-wide festival Designer’s Days.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
From Fashion to Furniture - Issey Miyake
Known globally for his clothing lines which are seen on runways around the world,Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake has created a range of LED lighting designs for Italian lighting manufacturer Artemide. The project was a development of Miyake’s earlier 132 5. project and is known as IN-EI. The collection of lights unfold from flat 2D shapes into 3D shades with creases and folds in the cloth used as a guide similar to the Japanese art of paper folding. The same folding principles transform flat geometric pieces of cloth into garments which are seen in Miyake's 132.5 Project. Each one is folded from a single piece of fabric that’s made of recycled plastic bottles. Fibers in the material make it self-supporting so there’s no need for a separate frame inside.