A bubble light that adorns the surrounding space in a poetic display.
Is light just for illumination? I want light to be something that provides warmth and serenity for the space people live in, which is why I am redefining and pursuing new experiences light can give us. AWA is a brand new light fixture that came about as a part of these endeavors. It keeps the internal pressure of the airtight glass in equilibrium through a small medical pump and a pressure control mechanism, creating an infinite number of bubbles. Inside the glass, the bubble cells repeat an endless cycle of inflation and collapse. The coexistence of the glass and bubbles with their opposite properties, the equilibrium of the bubble cells, and the harmony between light and shadow, all produce a poetic experience.
SMART ILLUMINATION YOKOHAMA 2015
TOKYO DESIGN WEEK 2015
Milano Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Salone Satellite 2016 @Italy Milano
East Design Show 2016 @China Shanghai
This work was designed to harmonize opposite elements, such as glass and bubbles, the equilibrium between internal and external air pressure, and light and shadow, by optimizing the relationship of mutual influence between them. The result was a poetic experience which has never been seen before. In much the same way, an attitude of designing things to be in harmony and work together, and the pursuit of new ways to do so, has lead to revolutionary products as output in fields such as engineering, sociology, and biology. AWA can inspire us to rethink the possibilities of a “co-” oriented design attitude, and the optimal system for conducting society at large.