The Kawari Crane Lamp is Inspired by Ancient Japanese Helmets

 - Dec 19, 2017
References: dezeen
The Kawari Crane lamp takes inspiration from sources as disparate as the neon lights of Las Vegas and the shape of ancient Japanese war helmets. Presented at this year's Design Miami festival, the lamp features molded fluorescent tubes mounted on top of a heavy brass base to create an intriguing and changeable sculpture.

The "kawari" of Kawari Crane comes from the name for the ornate helmets worn by Japanese samurai warriors throughout the nation's history — a key visual influence behind the lamp. The Kawari Crane is one of seven lamps that make up the Crane series by designer Bec Brittain, each of which uses bronze and glass to tell a different story from a unique point of influence.