My Highlights from Design Miami/ 2013
The materials for making a Japanese lantern vary: bamboo, wood, rattan, or steel wire for the frame; paper or silk for the shade. Look for example at the wonderful work of Isamo Noguchi’s light sculptures from the sixties. So why not use the old decorative concept of a lantern and translate this into a modern floor lamp made from folded, laser cut sheet metal? In the old days, lampshade artisans competed amongst themselves to produce lampshades of exquisite beauty, functionality, design, and artistic decoration. This is Roderick’s 21st century interpretation of the Japanese lantern. With Yukiko he explored the theme between the empowering effects of aesthetics, decoration and translucency.
Dutch, b. 1965, Groningen, Netherlands