February 12, 2014

Mendori™ Lamp - Issey/Miyake : Artemide - Issey Miyake Lamps

Reminiscent of Akari Noguchi Lamps, the Mendori table lamp designed by Issey Miyake is part of Artemide's IN-EI collection. This collection uses material that comes from the regeneration of the fiber of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles - an innovative project based on a mathematical program and the wise use of the latest generation sources to create a unique relationship between light and shadow. This technology consumes a third less energy than the production of a material derived from petroleum. Mendori is supplied with a 10 watt, 120 volt, LED light source. 3000K temperature. 19.69W x 17.32H. Also available in various suspension, floor, and table versions. Exclusively at Stardust!

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"IN-EI" - Japanese for "shadow, shadiness, nuance". 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. The patented 132-5 Issey Miyake pleating technique 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. Each Issey Miyake IN-EI lamp utilizes special fabric derived from recycled PET bottles, processed using an innovative technology that reduces both energy consumption and CO2 emissions up to 80% when compared to the production of new materials. Fibers in the material make it self-supporting so there's no need for a separate frame inside. As the Reality Lab. explored Issey Miyake's pleating 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 fashion designer's innovative approach to the material and design. In a way, the IN-EI lamps could be considered as a 21st century re-interpretation of Isamu Noguchi's Akari lamps. The entire IN-EI Issey Miyake collection is available from Stardust with Free Shipping and a Low Price Guarantee.