Technology & tradition
The most perfect expression of Ingo Maurer’s aesthetic principles was created nearly two decades ago with the launch of the MaMo Nouchies series of lights. The new shapes for 2017 remain true to the original, made using Japanese paper fashioned into a variety of shapes. One of our favourites is Moonati, a shell-shaped wall light that serves as an excellent example of how craft continues to influence contemporary lighting design.
Ingo Maurer isn’t alone in drawing inspiration from Japan. London-based designer Anthony Dickens has been developing Tekio since a 2010 visit to Japan, when he struck on the idea of bringing traditional Japanese paper lanterns into the 21st Century with LEDs. The subtle combination of technology and tradition matched that found in some of Barcelona-based manufacturer Santa & Cole’s best-selling products, so Tekio became part of its 2017 collection.