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Issey Miyake Designs Sustainable Lighting Sculptures Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles
Posted By Silvia Perfetti On March 27, 2013 @ 4:35 pm In Design,Green Interiors,Green Lighting | No Comments
Many of you may already recognize this stunning lighting collection, but few realize the conceptual research and green experimentation that went into developing the IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE project. Designed by world-renowned Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake  for Italian lighting company Artemide , these cutting edge lamps employ a re-treated fabric derived from recycled plastic bottles to create an other-worldly lighting effect. The collection recently won the iF Product Design Award 2013  from the prestigious International Forum Design Hannover.
So what green innovations underlie this “enlightened idea”?
Together with his Reality Lab, Miyake developed the new material for the lamps using a 3D mathematical process — each lamp is created from a single piece of cloth that manages diffuse light in unexpected ways. The unique folding technology and an additional surface treatment makes for self-supporting pieces that keep their shape (and can be re-shaped) without the need for an internal frame. Naturally, in keeping with an eco-friendly approach, IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE uses low-energy LEDs .
Overall, the IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE collection finds the perfect balance between light and shadow, tradition and innovation.
+ Artemide 
Photos courtesy of Artemide and Miyake Design Studio
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URLs in this post:
 Issey Miyake: http://www.isseymiyake.com
 Artemide: http://www.artemide.com
 iF Product Design Award 2013: http://www.ifdesign.de/awards_index_e
 low-energy LEDs: http://inhabitat.com/lighten-up-LED-design-competition/
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