Tokyo-based design firm Nendo created a collection of enchanting luminaries that seems to be floating like bubbles in the air. The sculptural lights are made from farming-net, an agricultural mesh ordinarily placed around fruits and vegetables to protect them from the wind as well as the animals. This decontextualized knitted material works as a translucent lampshade to create these brilliantly simple ‘Farming-net Lights’.
Nendo’s lighting designs are simple, clean and minimal. They are made by heat forming and shaping the agricultural nets into light spheres that are both functional and beautiful. The nets are stronger than organdy but more flexible than wire mesh, allowing the Japanese studio to create wonderful shapes with it.
The lamp’s soft glowing light and round shape are reminiscent of traditional Japanese washi paper lanterns, but created in a modern, luxurious way.
As well as these brilliant lights, the Farming-net collection includes bowls and vases made with the same technique and materials.
All Nendo products are designed with the same philosophy, and that is to produce and reimagine quotidian objects to give people a small “!” moment in their everyday lives.
See all of Japanese Nendo´s Farming-net Collection on their website.
Photos courtesy of Hiroshi Iwasaki