In collaboration with twentytwentyone, leading British designers Barber & Osgerby have created a new range of lighting drawing on the heritage of Japanese lantern-making. The Hotaru Pendant range, launched at the London Festival of Design 2015, represents the perfect unison of traditional craft with an enduring aesthetic that is as modern as it is timeless.
Named after the Japanese word for ‘firefly’, the collection is manufactured by Ozeki & Co Ltd, a celebrated Japanese company dedicated to making washi paper lanterns since 1891. Ozeki have previously collaborated with numerous Japanese artists and designers and worked with Isamu Noguchi on the production of his Akari light sculptures.
There are two different lantern shapes in the Hotaru range. Double Bubble derives its strong, sculptural profile from the fusing of twin spheres, while Buoy is inspired by a maritime marker – at once anchored and weightless.
Supplied with black lacquered steel ceiling rose, E27 lamp holder with bulb and 2m black cloth-covered cable.
Small: DIA500mm x H620mm Large: DIA800mm x H990mm
Translucent Mulberry Bark Washi Paper stretched over Bamboo
Hotaru Double Bubble Pendant
Ozeki & Co