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What is this?

Body composed of thick, transparent methacrylate square with removeable aluminum bulb housing inserted in lower section of one side.

Why is this in our collection?

From Acquisition Justification: "Yoshioka first became known for his interiors and installation design, but has been exploring lighting and furniture design over the last ten years. After graduating from the Kuwasawa Design School in 1986, he collaborated with two seminal twentieth-century Japanese designers, the late Shiro Kuramata, and fashion designer Issey Miyake. At the age of 21, Yoshioka was in charge of Miyake's shop designs. He also designed accessories for Miyake, and has collaborated with him on many projects, including his 1998 "A-POC" installation for the exhibition "Issey Miyake: Making Things," at the Cartier Foundation in Paris. In 1992, Yoshioka started business as a freelance designer, and... more

This is a lamp from Japan. It is dated 2000 and we acquired it in 2010. Gift of Yamagiwa USA Corp.. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

methacrylate, aluminum, halogen light source

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 29.5 x 36.5 x 7.6 cm (11 5/8 x 14 3/8 x 3 in.)

This object was manufactured by Yamagiwa Corporation and designed by Tokujin Yoshioka

This object was donated by Yamagiwa Corporation

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