Anemoi

The visual forms found in Anemoi Light Art are similar to the soft and swaying body structure of the sea anemone (in Greek, Anemoi means “winds” and Anemone means “daughter of the wind”). It is made of a type of lightweight and non-rigid material and folded and assembled to create a semi-rigid structure. When suspended and illuminated, Anemoi lights sway into ephemeral and gentle patterns of light and shadow, softening their surroundings with pristine, mathematical geometry and rich, natural textures. 

The seed for the form genesis of Anemoi is an origami module. Through an algorithm based design process, this simple module seed is rhythmically repeated in a series of definitions and mathematical functions in the software program Grasshopper so as to create complex assemblies. By changing the mathematical parameters in the algorithmic structure, a myriad of distortions and transformations are generated in order to study the relationship between form, structure, and global flat-foldability.

The main material is a type of tear-free Shoji paper called Hi-tec Kozo, which has a three-layer structure, with eco-friendly polyester film as core and Kozo Washi on both sides.  Kozo Washi is a type of renewable material that is made from the inner bark of Kozo, a type of mulberry tree. Kozo plant grows more than three meters high in a year and can be sustainably harvested each year. 

Boreas

Diameter 38″

High-tec Kozo, plastic, stainless steel, LED


Folded from 128 pieces of High-tec Kozo paper.

LED globe to provide warm and bright light.

This light art is shipped flat.

2016 Niche Awards Winner, Professional, Paper 

Eurus

Diameter 32″

High-tec Kozo, plastic, stainless steel, LED


Folded from 144 pieces of cut High-tec Kozo paper.

LED globe to provide warm and bright light. 

This light art is shipped flat.

2015 LAMP International Lighting Competition Finalist Juror’s Award, Craft Forms 2015, 21st International Juried Exhibition

Notus

Diameter 38″

High-tec Kozo, plastic, stainless steel, LED


Folded from 216 pieces of cut High-tec Kozo paper.

LED globe to provide warm and bright light. 

This light art is shipped flat.

Zephyrus

Diameter 32″

High-tec Kozo, plastic, stainless steel, LED


Folded from 128 pieces of cut High-tec Kozo paper.

LED globe to provide warm and bright light. 

This light art is shipped flat.

2016 Niche Awards Finalist

Zushiki

Zushiki, or 図式, is a Japanese word for plan, scheme, pattern and design. Zushiki Light Art is inspired by modular origami in which multiple sheets of paper are used to create a larger and more complex design.  These designs are not possible using single-piece origami techniques. Historically, modular origami first appeared in a Japanese book published in 1743 called Ranma Zushiki. The book shows a modular origami cube called tamatebako, or玉手箱, translated as “magic treasure chest.”

Each of Zushiki Light Art is folded from several sheets of acid-free cotton paper and connected by either adhesives or metal rings. Illuminated by LEDs, each Zushiki lights, invites the ephemeral interplay between the light and shadow throughout the night, providing a soft ambience that highlights the intricacy and the mathematical complexity of each piece.

Icicle

Diameter: 12″

Cotton Paper, Stainless Steel, Acid-free Adhesive, LED

Folded from twenty pieces of paper.

LED globe to provide warm and bright light.

This light can be packaged flat.

Assembly required.

This light comes with a LED globe and a white or black cloth covered cord.

Pineapple

Diameter: 14″

Cotton Paper, Stainless Steel, Acid-free Adhesive, LED

Folded from twelve pieces of paper.

LED globe to provide warm and bright light.

This light art is not for sale.

Twister

Width: 18″

Cotton Paper,  Acid-free Adhesive, LED strip

Folded from ten pieces of uncut squares.

Custom LED strip to provide warm and  bright light.

This light is not for sale.

Planeta

Diameter: 16″

Cotton Paper, Stainless Steel, Acid-free Adhesive, LED


Folded from thirty pieces of paper.

LED globe to provide warm and bright light. 

This light art is not for sale.

Crystalline

Diameter: 13″

Cotton Paper, Stainless Steel, Acid-free Adhesive, LED


Folded from twenty pieces of paper.

LED globe to provide warm and bright light.

Crystalline is designed as a DIY project.

The instruction is available at http://www.instructables.com/id/Crystalline/

See a short video of how to create Crystalline on Vimeo.