Issey Miyake has long been a fixture in the fashion world, having made his mark in women’s clothing, perfume, watches and more. The designer’s signature in haute couture—specialized garment pleating—has now made its way into contemporary lighting design in a new collaboration with Artemide.
Developed in partnership with Reality Lab, the IN-EI by Issey Miyake collection is comprised of nine table, free-standing and suspension lamps designed and folded to play on the interaction and mathematics between light and shadow (IN-EI stands for “shadow, shadiness, nuance” in Japanese). Each fold is calculated to pinpoint the just-right interaction between light and dark, resulting in a stunning line of intricate, delicate designs. The collection also has the environment in mind–each fixture is lit using LEDs, and built from a fabric that’s derived from recycled PET bottles that has a better transparency than paper alone.
The IN-EI by Issey Miyake collection just made its debut in the US and is available by special order only.