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"When you see them, you can't help feeling moved; when you understand them, you are full of wonder seeing a future we thought unreachable and couldn't imagine this beautiful". Ernesto Gismondi introduces IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE's lighting, as conceived by Issey Miyake and his Reality Lab., and brought to life by Artemide.
"I am extremely proud of this collaboration" Ernesto Gismondi explains; "Issey Miyake devotes his extraordinary artistic commitment to a quest dedicated to men's needs and existence. The same commitment you can see in The Human Light, Artemide's mission and philosophy.
We share Miyake's values and visions".
Such similarities of vision come from shared core values behind both Artemide's and Reality Lab.'s research. The project revolves around a fabric derived from entirely recycled materials, diffusing light in extremely interesting ways; it is a re-treated fibre made using PET bottles. The bottles are processed using an innovative technology that reduces both energy consumption and CO2 emissions up to 40% when compared to the production of new materials. Issey Miyake's artistic vision, applied to the new 3D mathematical process, combines the Japanese tradition of light with Miyake's unique ability to translate tradition into modernity. Artemide animates these sustainable and striking shapes using LED lighting, today's most relevant sustainable technology.