2015.06.29 (mon)

L’Acquarello custom-order lampshades, Milano

There are many artisans in Italy, who take on custom orders. One such person is Paola Gianni, who creates custom-order lampshades. She had made the prototypes for the fabric elements of the G x L lamps, which were shown at Isetan. Her studio is filled with wire frames, tape, braid, fabric and even fur.

The G x L lamps have 3 separate sections; fabric stretched over a wire frame to the left, acrylic frame covered with Japanese Mino paper in the center, and a wooden box to the right. Paola had the wire frames made in precise dimensions, then stretched the fabric over the frame. Each section was made by different craftspersons, who have had years of experience, and the results were excellent.

L’Acquarello
Piazza Risorgimento 6
20129 Milano, Italy

Telephone: 02-794593

Kyoko
Milano, February 21, 2015

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Paola working in her studio

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2015.06.29 (mon)

SHIMA-SHIMA New Scene Show at Isetan Tokyo

Isetan Department Store in Tokyo held a 2-week event, “SHIMA-SHIMA New Scene Show”, from March 25 ~ April 7. Featured in a beautiful space were many new SHIMA-SHIMA products, as well as items designed by the following creators:

Hans Wegner, PP Mobler, Copenhagen, Denmark ~ Circle Chair
Idem, Paris, France ~ fine-art prints
Hizume Nobuki, Paris, France ~ hats
G x L, Milano, Italy ~ lamps
kyoko, Milano, Italy ~ fashion and cushions
Mosaicodigitale, Bari, Italy ~ custom tiles
Costruzioni, Pavia, Italy ~ fashion
Laboratorio Capri, Capri, Italy ~ fashion
Tendo Mokko, Japan ~ furniture
Imabari, Japan ~ towels
Mino, Japan ~ paper

The Italian participants from Costruzioni and Laboratorio Capri had traveled to Tokyo for this event, helping to make the show quite special. We were pleased to see that our show was well received by visitors.

Kyoko
Tokyo, March 25, 2015

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left: Hans Wegner “Circle Chair”, PP Mobler
right: Tendo Mokko chair

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top: Idem fine-art prints
bottom: Mosaicodigitale custom tiles

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G x L : lamps in fabric, LED and wood

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kyoko x SHIMA-SHIMA : jacket and skirt

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Laboratorio Capri

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cushions and bags

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