Gabbia Lamps by Rui Pereira & Ryosuke Fukusada

Published on March 12, 2014

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For this lamp collection, Rui Pereira & Ryosuke Fukusada focus was on mixing both traditional and industrial techniques. They wanted to create a unique combination of shadows and colours by using materials from different sources.

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This pieces were produced in a bamboo weaving atelier in Kyoto, which is specialized in small scale objects. Since this artisan only works with bamboo, they thought that could be interesting to introduce a new material in there daily work.

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The choice of coloured acetate is not banal, its properties of transparency, strong colours and lightweight were the perfect fit for this project.

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Rui Pereira & Ryosuke Fukusada  think that the small production of handcrafted items is undoubtedly a process to be taken into consideration in the upcoming economical future. In a society that values more and more handmade and zero environmental impact products, the synergies created between designers and craftsmen are essential. The development of projects that merge these two realities is the key to create a parallel economy able to satisfy new niche markets.

Rui Pereira & Ryosuke Fukusada

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