"IN-EI" - Japanese for "shadow, shadiness, nuance".

Base width
20cm
Colour
White
Depth
49cm
Dimmable
No
Energy label
A++ → A
Glow wire test
650°C°
Lamp height
51cm
Light bulb cap type
E27
Light bulb type
LED
Light bulbs included
No
Luminous flux
654lm
Overall height
155cm
Protection
IP20
Wattage
20w
Width
56.5cm
Year
2012

The art of lighting has a conceptual and technological heritage at the Miyake Design Studio, dating back to 2010, when Issey Miyake and his research and development team called Reality Lab., presented 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE. This new process was developed using a mathematical program with 3-D geometric principals by Jun Mitani. 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE is an extremely ingenious way by which to make clothing, and a process that provides yet another example of directions the quest for innovative textiles technologies can take. The project comes from the intersection of creativity and mathematics, resulting in clothing that can be folded flat and become 3D shapes, starting from a single piece of cloth. As the Reality Lab. explored 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE’s potential in areas beyond clothing, a natural extension of the process was lighting products. IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE was born from a collaboration with Artemide marrying their lighting expertise with the Lab.’s innovative approach to the material and design. The IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE lighting collection was co-developed and manufactured by Artemide. It is a collection of free-standing, table and hanging lights. Each lampshade is created using 2 or 3D mathematic principals, where light and shade harmoniously alternate. Miyake’s unique folding technology creates both statuesque forms as well as sufficient solidity. The structure of the recycled material, together with an additional surface treatment allows these shades to perfectly keep their shape without the need for internal frame, and to be re-shaped when needed. They can be easily stored flat when not in use.

Materials: PET, aluminium, steel, polycarbonate


Artemide, one of the global leaders of the residential illumination sector, is always synonym with design, innovation and made in Italy.