As their offbeat collection of ceiling, floor and wall lighting fixtures, lamps and bulbs illustrates, the Kyouei Design approach to fabricating new furnishings and redefining lighting design ranges from humorous and offbeat to inventive and innovative.
The blood lamp and wall light shown above are only the most well known lighting designs by but are far from the only ones.
With a few added elements, a simple paper lantern becomes a giant light bulb – a light within a light if you will.
Talk about portable and easy to assemble, this balloon fixture cannot be turned off except between inflations, but at least the light inside is a simple LED that rarely requires recharging and does not generate enough heat to pop the plastic around it.
“This lamp is basically created with a balloon and a LED, made possible because unlike other types of bulbs, LEDs do not generate heat. LEDs are environmentally friendly because they last longer, is energy efficient, and can be used continuously for over 100 hours using the 2lithium-coin battery.”
Light bulbs are notoriously dangerous, deceptive in their power to illuminate a space softly but to burn you at the slightest touch. This heat-resistant bulb lets you take back the space around your light for whatever purposes you choose.
Rolled up and pinned down, this paper table lamp compresses to be less than an inch thick when packed up but unfolds to take up the same volume as a typical mid-sized table lamp.
“This design uses Japanese Denguri paper, which is a local product of the Shikoku region. The lamp comes flat packed (approx. 20mm thick) and when put together, transforms into a beautiful desk lamp revealing it’s honeycomb texture.”
Another simple lighting option: take your television or computer monitor and turn it into an ambient light source with a simple DVD or CD that shifts colors over time to preserve the screen.
“This disc will transform your television into an ambient light source taking it through the entire color spectrum over a time span of 20 minutes. You can pause on a specific color to provide a certain kind of background lighting to set a certain mood.”