The origami inspired collection of free standing, table and hanging lights was designed and developed by Issey Miyake and his research and development team, ‘Reality Lab’ in association with lighting experts Artemide.
The combination of artistic expression and the use of 2D and 3D mathematical principles, has resulted in the creation of these unique multi-folded shapes. IN-EI is Japanese for ‘shadow, shadiness, nuance’ and the alternating features of light and shade is evident in the designs.
A truly green creation, they are made from a re-treated fabric derived from recycled PET bottles which produces a strong flexible material with the ability to be folded and refolded as the basic shapes do not require any internal frames.
Ernesto Gismonde, founder of Artemide comments: “When you see them, you can’t help feeling moved; when you understand them, you are full of wonder seeing a future we thought unreachable and couldn’t imagine this beautiful.”