Milan Design Week 09: Yamagiwa

Yamagiwa has been producing high-end lighting from 1923 in Japan, three years ago they decided to expand their image to the world by starting collaborations with international designers.
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During Milan Design Week they presentes several new products, among these we spotted Swell designed by Paul Cocksedge, a small glass bubble filled with coloured liquid that reacts to the heat produced by the light bulb, when the lamp is on the coloured liquid expands in its glass container completely filling it, when the lamp is off the liquid contracts again. A beautiful physics exercise applied to lighting. 
Rorrim is Ross Lovegrove's idea of the classic aluminium pendant shades, soft curves and the appealing choice of putting the visual accent on the red wire confer the object with a defined personality. 
Andromeda, also by Lovegrove, is an interesting spatial exploration; inspired in the world of nano-biology the cellular shaped lamp is internally illuminated using only one LED lamp and a series of small mirrors that reflect the light, projecting gentle shadows to the environment.
More images after the jump.


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