The Nuno Pendant Lamp may look like a papier mache project, but it instead employs a traditional Japanese technique that involves cloth. This technique is known as 'nuno,' hence the light fixture's name. It involves layering and adhering the cloth onto a resin surface, in this case a lampshade.
Designed by Nendo for Vibia, the Nuno Pendant Lamp comes in three different shapes. Soft and subtle, they could easily be mistaken for modern and minimalist Chinese lanterns. When turned on, however, it becomes apparent that it is something more. The sporadic layering job gives the Nuno Pendant Lamp a tonal range of up to 24 gradations for the shadows. This organic pattern softly diffuses the light.
The Nuno Pendant Lamp by Nendo Sports a Lantern Shape
1. Cloth-based Lighting - Exploring the use of traditional Japanese cloth technique on a resin surface opens up creative opportunities for unique light fixtures.
2. Organic Patterned Lighting - Layering cloth onto a lampshade utilizing the nuno technique creates a natural pattern that adds a unique and subtle touch to a space.
3. Spontaneous Layering Technique - Adhering cloth onto a resin surface in a random and organic way offers a wide range of shadow tonality, which can inspire designers to experiment with unconventional design methods.
1. Lighting - Companies can further innovate through exploring traditional craft methods and using them in conjunction with technology to create unique and ethereal lighting fixtures.
2. Textiles - Designers can incorporate traditional textile techniques into product design as a way to add a natural and organic element to their products.
3. Homeware - Manufacturers can explore incorporating organic patterns into homeware items to bring a touch of nature to a living space.