paper ice cream

Ice candies come in different flavours, shapes and colours. What about a lighting fixture that combines the rich variety of ice candies with their beauty when held up to light?
Carving the ends of 12mm diameter Japanese cypress posts flat like ice candy sticks gave them a slighter impression. Then we needed material for a lampshade to suit the extremely light post, so we developed an original material by dyeing traditional Japanese paper made in an unusual three-dimensional process.
When lit, the lamp’s soft light makes the paper fibres stand out, and each colour brings a subtly different character. A design that captures the delight and surprise of ice candies.

for Milan Design week
Hiroshi Iwasaki