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Mendori Table Lamp from the IN-EI collection

Date:

2012

Artist:

Issey Miyake
Japanese, born 1938-

About this artwork

It is impossible to tell that the Mendori Lamp is made from recycled plastic bottles. Part of the collection IN-EI, named after the Japanese word for “shade,” the lamp is engineered from flexible fabric, allowing it to unfold from flat, two-dimensional shapes into three-dimensional shades. The fabric has a structural integrity due to the fibers in the material that is self-supporting, obviating the need for a separate frame inside the lamp. With the use of innovative materials and process, this green design reduces both energy consumption and CO2 emissions up to 80% when compared with the production of new materials.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Issey Miyake (Designer)

Title

Mendori Table Lamp from the IN-EI collection

Origin

Japan

Date

Designed 2012

Medium

Recycled fibers made from PET bottles and LED

Dimensions

44 x 50 x 48 cm (17 x 20 x 19 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Artemide

Reference Number

2013.1082

Extended information about this artwork

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