Molecules and Tokonoma by Aqua Creations

Tel-Aviv based Aqua Creations lighting & furniture atelier has designed two new amazing lightings – Molecules and Tokonoma. Let’s take a closer look.



Molecules description by Aqua Creations

The Molecules collection was designed by Ofir Zucker & Albi Serfaty in collaboration with Origami artist Ilan Garibi. It’s based on the origami art of Ilan Garibi. The traditional Japanese art of paper folding begins with a blank sheet of paper which is folded and sculpted by hand into tessellations of individual molecules, with no cuts. The paper used for the origami lamp shades perfectly diffuses the light and easily resists the folding. A complement and contrast at the same time are the mahogany wood structures which derive their shape by digital wood carving (CNC). The lamps are operated and controlled by touch. In Aqua’s tradition, natural materials and artisanal manufacturing interact with technology; the result is an elegant and luxurious lighting collection.

Tokonoma description by Aqua Creations

Tokonoma lighting was designed by Albi Serfaty & Eitan Ben Tovim. The inspiration for this collection came from Tokonoma, a Japanese style reception area in which objects for natural and artistic appreciation and inspiration are displayed. The Tokonoma lamps were created in the spirit of such objects. The collection is refined and strikes through understated aesthetics and contemporary design. The materials used are handmade felt for the shades, and wood for the supporting stands. Aqua’s artisans make the felt in four different finishes, using the finest merino wool and pure silk. Each finish represents one of the four seasons; Haru for Spring, Natsu for Summer, Aki for Autumn and Fuyu for winter. The wooden stands are shaped by digital wood carving. The lamps are powered by digitally dimmable LEDs, operated and controlled by touch.

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- by Matt Watts

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