This lamp float in the air thanks to the attractive power of two magnent. The lamp lighting come with a surreal shape exagerated by the quite magic sistem that allows the lamp to float. The lamp shape comes from the desire to have the best performance about lightness and distance between the two magnets. Every details is drawn to emphatize the floating effect without loosing the first function as a lamp.
This project was to convert "Machiya", a Japanese traditional wooden townhouse, in the centre of Kyoto, into a small shop. The original wooden frames were reinforced with steel frames because the original building was dilapidated. I focused on the way accommodating necessary functions of a beauty cosmetic shop within the space limitations of the original "Machiya".
Who does not remember Grandma in her armchair knitting, and just beside her the old lamp with the cloth shade? Perhaps not very clearly, but it does bring back childhood memories. SHADE works without any switch, a simple touch on the “light bulb” is all it takes to dim the luminosity as you wish, or to turn it of. This innovative lamp has a true recognition value and universality; its various facets allow it to appeal to everyone. The lamp bring several generations together, past and future. In a room it can be reserved, sometimes a little shy. Björn Ischi