IN-EI by Issey Miyake for Artemide

IN-EI is a new collection of table, floor, and hanging lamps by fashion designer Issey Miyake for the Italian lighting manufacturer Artemide. Born from the 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE project in which clothing can be folded flat but also become a three-dimensional form, Miyake and his research team Reality Lab. naturally transitioned into lighting. The fixture’s material is made from recycled PET plastic bottles and diffuses light beautifully. “IN-EI” is Japanese for shadow, and with the pleating of the material each lamp becomes a striking sculpture when lit.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.