Shinya Oguchi Releases the Lightness Collection
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Tokyo-based industrial designer Shinya Oguchi recently exhibited his Lightness Collection in the Greenhouse section of last month’s Stockholm Furniture Fair. The four products in the collection – a bench, a coat stand, a lamp, and a vase – are each very well thought out and executed.

Arch is a steel bench with ranged arch structures denoting the three individual seats and welcoming people to sit for awhile. When not in use it becomes a beautiful structure of its own.


Twist is a coat stand comprising three twisted steel plates. The thin, manipulated pieces attach to a core piece in the center, making the structure feel light in appearance and taking on the look of a piece of art.

Dish is a versatile steel lamp with a dish-shaped reflection plate intended to spread the light source. The lamp itself rises up on a thin rod with a cone-like light, which helps it to create unique shadows. This one piece can be used in four ways – on a table, hanging on the wall, as a pendant, or as a floor lamp.

Picture is a flower vase with curved back plate that can be hung upon the wall, its concave backing bent to accommodate room for a flower or two. The steel case itself is divided into two parts, the vase and the stand, and assembled with a strong magnet that allows you to style the piece in various ways.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.