hanabi

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  • 2006.04
I.D. Annual Design Review / Best Product
for Milan Design Week

The heat of the bulb makes this shape-memory alloy lamp “bloom” whenever the light is turned on. “hanabi”, the Japanese word for “fireworks”, literally means “flower + fire”. Both flowers and fire fade away so quickly and easily. Like its namesake, this light flickers between beauty and disappearance.

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Photographer : Masayuki Hayashi