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Can light become material? In the hands of Ichiro Iwasaki, it comes very close. The Japanese designer’s new lighting collection for Spanish manufacturer Vibia — his third for the brand — marries a signature restraint with the playful, often philosophical inquiry found in many of his pieces. 

For the Flat series (which includes a broad range of tabletop and pendant fixtures as well as this suite of floor lamps), LED modules are carefully concealed in almost impossibly thin aluminum heads that cast a soft glow downward, transforming their polycarbonate diffusers and steel supports into illuminated planes of light.

It’s available in a range of heights with single or double metal pans; the 43-centimetre-tall...

Ichiro Iwasaki Mines the Materiality of Light for Vibia

For the Flat series, the Japanese designer continues his exploration into illumination.

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