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Kiwari Crane: A Lighting Inspired by Japanese Armor by Bec Brittain

12.06.17 | By
Kiwari Crane: A Lighting Inspired by Japanese Armor by Bec Brittain
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New York based designer Bec Brittain launched the Crane series of lighting last year through a solo exhibition at Patrick Parrish Gallery and now she’s presenting a new edition that explores curved glass. The original crane-like lamps featured straight borosilicate glass tubes, while the new Kiwari Crane incorporates curved glass that was inspired by Japanese armor helmets.

On display at this week’s Design Miami/ in the Patrick Parrish Gallery booth, the Kiwari Crane comprises a bronze base with the organic lights floating above, taking on a sculptural quality. The fixture is part of an edition of only seven.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director 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.