IN-EI range includes a collection of ten lights including freestanding, table and hanging lights. “IN-EI” is Japanese for “shadow, shadiness, nuance”. Each lampshade is created using 2 or 3D geometric principals, where light and shade harmoniously alternate. Miyake’s unique folding technology creates both statuesque forms as well as sufficient solidity. The structure of the recycled material, together with an additional surface treatment allows these shades to perfectly keep their shape without the need for internal frame, and to be re-shaped when needed. They can be easily stored flat when not in use. Issey Miyake’s artistic vision, applied to the new 3D mathematical process, combines the Japanese tradition of light with Miyake’s unique ability to translate tradition into modernity.
The project revolves around a fabric derived from entirely recycled materials, diffusing light in extremely interesting ways; it is a re-treated fibre made using PET bottles. The bottles are processed using an innovative technology that reduces both energy consumption and CO2 emissions up to 40% when compared to the production of new materials. Artemide animates these sustainable and striking shapes using LED lighting, today’s most relevant sustainable technology.
designer: issey miyake