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Posted By Adele Chong On February 1, 2007 @ 10:33 am In Design,Green Lighting,Green Products,Innovation,Interactive Objects | 3 Comments

swarovski_fukasawa_cosmos.jpg [1]

Acclaimed in the design world as a ‘champion of the supernormal,’ Naoto Fukasawa once again proceeds to wow us – this time with his exciting lighting design for Swarovski [2], the all too well-known purveyor of crystals. Aptly dubbed Cosmos 1 and 2, Fukasawa’s [3] electroluminescent lights generate the impression of illuminated ‘after-images” when one utilizes them to draw circles in the air. The effect was literally blinding when Fukasawa lit up the Swarovski Crystal Palace [2] in London [4] during Design Week last year by studding the route of the ‘after-images’ with, what else, a line of Swarovski [2] crystals. Fukasawa, who was reportedly pleased with the results, said “It is as if the light comes from the stick of wizards.”

Based in Tokyo, Fukasawa is a long-time furniture and interior designer, lecturer in the product design department of Musashino Art University and Tama Art University [5], and a member of the Advisory Board for Quality Design and of the Strategic Design Research Society of the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Naoto Fukasawa’s [3] portable wall-hung CD player for Muji [6] is widely regarded in design circles as a low-tech innovation.

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2007/01/24/photoluminescent-cosmos-chandelier-by-fukasawa/

[2] Swarovski : http://www.swarovski.com

[3] Fukasawa’s : http://www.designboom.com/eng/interview/fukasawa.html

[4] London: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/UK

[5] Musashino Art University and Tama Art University: http://www.musabi.ac.jp/e-home/about/history.html

[6] Muji : http://www.mujionline.co.uk/index.asp

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