Lighting design – “The moon is the most well-known indirect lighting known to humanity. It receives light from the sun to gently shines above us, and is strongly associated with our feelings from ancient times”. Just like the moon, Hiroto Yoshizoe’s lighting equipment named 1.625m/S2 receives light from external environments and appears to shine gently to our eyes.
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The design consists in a suspended constellation of mirrored disks and cones freely dancing in space. “The individual hanging objects rotate in their own orbits, and the white and black surfaces appear and disappear just like the waxing and waning of the moon,” says Hiroto Yoshizoe to Archipanic.
1.625m/S2 is not a chandelier but a lighting equipment that doesn’t have a light source of its own. Indeed, the design has flexibility on usage too and is able to manipulate the light source differently depending on the user. Wherever you position it – wether it is your favorite floor lamp, or a window at sunshine – it creates varying luminous and sparkling sceneries.
“The form is designed by meticulously calculating the contrast between the white and black in order to display the light in the most appealing way,” says the designer. “After all, the beauty of the moon is emphasized by the darkness of night”.
“This lighting equipment is a challenge to explore the new relationship between the traditional lamp and shade, and the work itself is a result of the visualization process of light”.
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Hiroto Yoshizoe presented 1.625m/S2 at Salone Satellite, the platform and exhibition dedicated to up-and-coming talents at Salone del Mobile during Milan Design Week. Here the designer presented also deceiving strengthen foam with rock like texture which reveals its softness only when touched. “This gives freedom to the materials that have been traditionally used internally in products, where it may be applied in an environment of our living space such as a part of a chair, a cushion, or a kid’ s playroom”.
All photos and video by Shunsuke Watanabe, Tolu Ando – Courtesy of Hiroto Yoshizoe.