I believe Light and Living are intimately related.
Whether spending time alone or with others, light was always there.
Civilization began from "fire".
People gather around light to pray, eat, and talk.
Reinterpreting fire is equivalent to reinterpreting our life.
The acrylic resin has been shaped to create a particular form.
When light is shone from the bottom, a shot of light floats at the very top of the acrylic resin using the effect of refraction. The acrylic resin balances itself and rises like a flame using a delicate 0.5mm bar.
Affected by the surrounding movement and air, it moves delicately and slowly to create an ever changing light.
The forms of each design are inspired from traditional lighting equipment using fire.
“pray” has a cylinder base with a tense atmosphere at its tip, and it symbolizes all equipment using fire.
“eat” allows fire to be mobile, and is symbolic of a lantern that gives fire the freedom to move.
“sleep” is shaped like a plate, and derives inspiration from the form of a plate
with oil used as the source of flame in a traditional Japanese oil lantern.
The forms born from the relationship between light and our lifestyle gave me hints on learning about the forms of the flame itself.
The goal of the object is not to mimic a flame.
It is the fruit of an experiment to reinterpret the presence of "Fire", and is the visualization of the adoration towards the magnetic force of the great phenomenon.
Concept, Design: Hiroto Yoshizoe
Development: Hideto Hyodo, Kenichi Ochiai, Hisato Hidaka
Video credits: Shunsuke Watanabe (uranographia)
Photo credits: Shunsuke Watanabe, Styling: Yui Otani
Special thanks: Maho Takahashi, Mika Kamimura, Minako Kasano, Masahiro Morita, Takashi Kenmochi, Eiichiro Imamura