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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Shiro (白) is the Japanese word for "white".
But shiro also makes reference to samurai in Japanese
Shiro is the word for anything pure, simply
and lovely, but also suggests someone
faithful and with a strong personality.
白Shiro Lamps are lighting fittings
which look easy, light, minimalist
and, of course, white, but hide other more complex and surprising qualities.
白Shiro Lamps start from a careful
consideration on sheet materials searching
for lighter alternatives to molding and
sintering. The process is important: all complements
are designed through a different combination
between traditional and innovative materials
and folding methods, blending crafts and industry,
manual and automatic, art and engineering.
The lamps are designed with generative algorithms but totally hand-folded in Italy, following the ancient Japanese technique of origami.
For our collection we decided to use an hi-tech material, normally used for other purposes, such as building insulation, fireman clothes or bracelets for bottomless drink parties :O
The Tyvek® type 10 is a waterproof, fireproof and tear resistant plastic film that is easy to print, to fold and has a beautiful parchment paper texture.
That means the lamps are 100% safe, recyclable and durable.
We also use a white cotton coated wire for our suspension lamps.
白Shiro suspension lamp is characterized for lightness research, both materic and visual. When the lamp is turned off, the clean appearance and the gentle stretched volume catch the eye, while foldings emphasize the game of shadows on surface. When turned on, the colored pattern glimpses outside.
The main feature of table is essentiality: lamp base becomes the diffusor, allowing wires to pass inside, everything is solved using one material. The particular folding, gives the required stiffness to the lamp, that is therefore very lighweight.
We have been invited to exhibit at XXI International Exposition hosted by Triennale Design Museum, at "SEMPERING", housed at MUDEC - Museo delle Culture in Milan, Italy.
For this very important event we have taken to the extreme the concept of 白Shiro suspension lamp, creating an object with a great impact that can furnish a room without need for other complements. The size of starting sheet was impressive: 90x270 cm (!!!), while the final dimensions of lamp are 80 cm height and 80 cm of diameter.
The lamps are available in the following range of colors. It is possible to pair any item with any of these colors.
To celebrate this campaign, every backer can have his name printed in his lamp. After the campaign you will be asked to confirm the name to be printed.
For 白Shiro suspension lamp and 白Shiro table lamp we offer FREE SHIPPING to 40 COUNTRIES! For MEGA白Shiro suspension lamp we can offer FREE SHIPPING for E.U. countries. And we promise the delivery before Christmas for all Early Birds.
Other countries, please check your shipping rate on the check-out menu while backing the project.
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Risks and challenges
We've been working internationally for more than 8 years in the demanding design industry, we are strong with the whole production process and obsessed by details.
We have done many models to improve quality, avoid imperfections and speed up production. We have carefully choosen the providers we have been dealing in the past 5 years in order to deliver on time and safely the best product possible to our backers.
However, a delay is always possible, for example if colors and material conformity will not fit our standards. If this happens, we will give you regular updates of production process.
Some international backers could be subject to import duty and taxes; these backers will be responsible for for covering all of their local duties and taxes. Import duties and taxes are not covered by this Kickstarter campaign.
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