Louis Maucout & Mathias Astúa - Booth #16

Louis Maucout & Mathias Astúa - Booth #16

Nancy Mitchell
Sep 20, 2012

Design: Kibako lamp
Materials: Sycamore veneered plywood, sycamore veneered sheet, LED light bulb

Pitch: "Created as a collaboration between designers Louis Maucout and Mathias Astúa, Kibako is a wall lamp that puts in confrontation the traditional Japanese lamp, the an-don, with the abstraction of modernity. Turned off, Kibako pesents itself as the simplest expression of a an-don volume: a rectangular parallelepiped. Turned on, the lamp reveals its only ornamental detail: the wood's grain."

"The soft lighting is obtained by filtering LED lights trough a thin wood veneer sheet. This treatment allows for a natural vibration similar to the one found in traditional lamps made with candles. Also, a small halo of light separates the Kibako lamp from the wall, accentuating its shape when the lamp is in the dark."


Designer: Louis Maucout & Mathias Astúa
Link: Atelier Astúa
Location: Paris, France


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