Space designer Naoki Ono and product designer Yuuki Yamamoto comes together as YOY IDEA, a unique studio aiming to create a contemporary piece that will magnify the beauty of spaces through the objects used to decorate it with. Their approach to design is simplistic and clean, just as what their Japanese roots express. Their products are perfect for the modern contemporary designs which need a deeper, more creative feel with its basic appearance, enhancing one’s imagination from just one look.
For one, take their lighting product, Peel. This unique lamp is designed like a radiance illuminating the room where the piece of the wall is seemingly peeled off. Designed to entrance the curiosity of the onlooker, Peel by YOY Idea is meant to capture one’s whims during the night, as if a story was about to unfold in real life, and not just in bed time story books. This wall lamp is made to give one the feeling that there is another world beyond the restrictions of their rooms, where discovery, journey and fun will drive the user’s imagination.
Inspired by the fragments of hidden stories, YOY products are made like pieces of a puzzle that will give one a walkthrough an enchanting, modern fairytale. See their products on site, http://yoy-idea.jp/.
Light has always been an important part of one’s life. Visually, it performs the utility of aiding one’s sight to have a clear view of everything inside the room. It is important therefore, for any interior, to place that perfect lighting piece to illuminate the room. Lighting objects has come in different forms due to the many innovations and inspirations by the designer. Take for example this unique lamp by Vasiliy Butenko, which is dubbed Acorn. Unlike other traditional lighting which uses the complexity of plastic and other materials for its covers, Acorn takes another path with its clean, simple look, with the main source of radiance covered by cotton rope.
Just like an acorn, the core light has been shielded by a black cotton rope for its design. This material is quite interesting and pleasant, says Butenko, and has derived the concept from the many objects which has been crafted out of this. Regularly, the use of the rope is woven, making the manufacturing process complex. However, Butenko’s version highlights the simple and modern object and avoiding the complexity of weaving techniques.
In order to create the volume for the lighting object, Butenko uses the bottle as a base to frame the light. LED bulbs work as the standard illuminator as it gives off an integral and concentrated radiance. With the black cotton rope surrounding its frames, its light is emphasized in its beauty and produces a strong zone space once it is turned on. See this project and more at http://vasiliybutenko.com.
People are always on the search for the source of everything; even from the ancient of times, which gives us the expression of fascination about how things came to be. The progress, along with the technological advancement which improve the lifestyles of every century emphasizes the innovations which man can do for the more comfort of his countrymen. Today, everything is made easy, from transportation to communication, given the vast technology of science we gain today. However, this does not mean that we forget our roots, and always, we turn back to where everything comes from and see the humble beginnings to which our attainments has brought us so far.
Hungary based Gerg? Kassai pays tribute to the people’s love of seeking the origin with his Motion Lamp. This offers various opportunities as a lighting object, aimed to create a pleasant atmosphere with its OLED light. Before, we use bulky lampshades, chandeliers and other lighting materials to help use see things in a dark room; now, we can utilize a mobile and nifty gadget that allows one to move the light direction where needed be with comfort and convenience.
The Motion Lamp is separated into two parts; one is the total light surface, an oval hole where the arc of the drop can be used. The other is the stem which allows you to twist the material into how you want your lighting to be, which gives you the advantages of the OLED technology. See this project on Behance, http://www.behance.net/gallery/Motion-Lamp/4264767.
Lighting has always been one of the most captivating objects in the home, for it produces a spectacular luminance as well as an added decorative element within one’s interior. For one, it always strikes a unique chord in beautifying a home, and one can change the entire aura of a room just by its lighting. However, here comes a time when these objects are not limited for its design and luminance; nowadays, designers are continuously thinking up ways to make the best out of these objects, putting an extraordinary aspect to this common home item.
Here’s a lighting object with a unique touch! Brazil based studio Estudio Ninho makes good use of the cork material to bring about a functional form of lighting which can also be used to leave messages. This lamp is derived from two different concepts: using recycled cork as the main material and to produce a table lap with an additional use. These ideas seem to be wayward with each other; however, it results into a dainty piece that can function as lighting and a message board in one.
Perfect for DIY lovers, the Post Lamp can be used at ease with various pins and fittings for your memo. This idea is a charming way to be reminded and turn the light on in one single object. See this product at http://estudioninho.com/.
Three, two, one, blast off! Launch into the space with this extraordinary light, meant to gaze at the heavenly beauty of the dark, vast space. The German studio Raumfieber creates this one of a kind object that showcases a stunning effect of the lights released from its grid. Its long, black polished containers are cut with various spaces, to which light can be dispelled once it is open. The effect of this object makes it seem like the user is riding into a wide astral pathway, where various forms of lights strike through the journey.
Raumfieber created this light as a tribute to the Friendship 7. On the 20th day of February 1962, John Glenn launched a space capsule with the NASA, becoming the first American into space. Two munichs named Didi Sauer and Gregor Faubel took the upcoming 50th anniversary as the event of the mission. Fascinated with the space travelers return to the home, the Mercury Lamp is the key development where the whole object is led operated, and lights up any room with a tap, giving them their own personal orbit.
The studio was formed in 2010 as a brand in Dachau within Munich. Honesty and fun are the two principles of this studio’s design aesthetics, which they have created various objects from inspirations from nature and space. Check out this project on site: http://raumfieber.de/raumfieber-mercury_05.html.