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Japanese architect and designer Taeg Nishimoto has created the Tuplet lamp. The floor lamp is made of a mesh fabric called Buckram. From the designer, “This free standing lamp is composed with hexagonal units of 6 inches with 6 inches deep. These units are multiplied vertically either in the same direction or rotating manner. It is conceived as a geometric play of black and white stacked units, creating different configurations.
Each unit is made with six sheets of Buckram (7 ½” x 11”, 19cm x 28cm) that were molded and connected two at a time. The way the folding of the wetted fabric against the hexagonal mold was done in a completely spontaneous manner to give each folding and the connected unit an individual appearance, as well as adding to the playfulness of the assembled units. When the mesh fabric is overlapped, it creates a certain kind of moiré effect that emphasizes the hollow inner volume of hexagons.
The light bulb is contained in the box at the bottom, and the light is projected upward. When it’s lit, each unit receives the light and makes the translucency of the mesh fabric more apparent. The light also projects out from the center hole of each unit and when it is placed against the wall, it creates dynamic light and shadow pattern on the adjacent wall.”