Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Kozai


Soft ambient Japanese lights from Kozai Designs in Vancouver on West 6th Avenue.
Designer Toshiyuki Tani has developed a very contemporary line of gorgeous lights utilizing traditional Japanese woodcraft techniques. His Wappa series of pendant and floor lamps employ bent cedar from Akita in northern Japan. The Mocoro table lamp is a cylinder of soft ambient light nestled within a layered globe of turned Japanese hemlock disks. And his newest light, the very delicate Sen, is hand-built from many hundreds of tiny strips of bamboo by traditional bamboo craftsmen in Shizuoka prefecture.
Top: Sen Table Lamp, Kazaguruma (Pinwheel) Pendant/Floor Lamp, Shuriken (Ninja Star), Hanabi (Fireworks), and Mocoro Table Lamp

2 comments:

At Home with kim vallee said...

These lamps create such a dramatic effect on the room. I love shadow effects.

franki durbin said...

Oh I love these. Wooden origami in some ways' isn't it? I love the warmth they offer - not to mention the reminder of how much time one took to craft each piece.

Gorgeous find, Terra!