Nendo's Hyouri collection plays with elements of deconstruction and reconstruction with its line of reversible paper lanterns. The lanterns, produced by Japanese manufacturer Kojima Shouten, use materials like bamboo strips and washi paper to create a layered and malleable paper frame, counter to the rigidity of traditional Kyoto paper lanterns. The lanterns can be set in custom configurations based on consumer preference. They also feature novel design elements like a silk outer lining, which delivers a luxurious and lustrous finish.
The paper lantern collection consists of ten different designs, each with a unique esthetic and reversible function. When turned on, the lanterns emanate feelings of warmth and peace through their softly-filtered light. The collection made its first appearance as part of Life in Vogue's virtual exhibition, an innovative design showcase.
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Traditional Japanese Kyoto Lanterns by Nendo Play with Design
1. Reversible Design - Opportunities in creating reversible designs for traditional products.
2. Deconstruction and Reconstruction - Innovative possibilities with the deconstruction and reconstruction of traditional products.
3. Luxurious and Lustrous Finish - Potential for creating products that have a luxurious and lustrous finish to add value to the product.
1. Home Decor - Potential for introducing reversible designs and innovative materials to home decor products like lampshades, rugs and curtains.
2. Lighting - Opportunities in creating reversible lighting fixtures using eco-friendly materials like bamboo and washi paper.
3. Fashion - Potential for incorporating reversible designs and luxurious materials to fashion products like clothing and accessories.