Issey Miyake. IN-EI Mendori. 2011

Issey Miyake IN-EI Mendori 2011

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IN-EI, meaning “shadow,” “shade,” or “nuance” in Japanese, is a collection of nine collapsible lampshades for LED bulbs made from a specially produced, recycled-PET fabric. Each lamp is folded from a single sheet of material thanks to a mathematical program created by Jun Mitani (a professor of computer science at the University of Tsukuba and a master origami artist). The fibers are strong enough to support the lamp’s entire structure, making an inner frame unnecessary.

Gallery label from Applied Design, March 2, 2013–January 31, 2014.
Artemide S.p.A., Milan, Italy
PET fabric and LEDs
17 5/16 x 18 7/8 x 19 11/16" (44 x 48 x 50 cm)
Gift of the manufacturer
Object number
Architecture and Design

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