INAHO lighting by tangent:

June 2nd, 2013 by retail design blog

INAHO is an interior lighting inspired by a golden ear of rice slowly swinging in the wind. The product’s 3 mm wide stem is made of carbon fibre and a LED covered by a golden perforated tube is attached to its end, which creates light in dots reminding us of paddy rice. Human-detection sensors are embedded in the base and when a person comes by the INAHO, it begins to sway in that direction.

Dozens of INAHO would create a landscape that responds to and follows people, which will make an attractive entrance or corridor. By extracting the characteristics from an ear of rice and representing them with minimal elements, we approached a product which possesses novelty and nature-oriented familiarity together.

Designed by Hideki Yoshimoto and Yoshinaka Ono / tangent:














http://www.tangnt.co/

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6 thoughts on “INAHO lighting by tangent:

  1. william crane says:

    do you think i could make these out of recycled materials of any kind?

  2. Pro Lighting Designer says:

    You could used metal piping for the stick parts and a small light to have a similar effect

  3. CEO of TheDesignCo. Ltd. says:

    Yeah; why not? You could use old industrial wiring, it’s strong and i’m sure you could easily get your hands on some! Maybe old drinks cans with LEDs, cut into them, different shapes and sizes?

  4. Moldy Chum says:

    A fishing rod for the stem part would look pretty similar

  5. Bill Baggins says:

    You could have small holes in something for example wood, for sustainability reasons, and the light will pass through creating a cool spot effect. Another idea could be to use different coloured lights.

  6. william crane says:

    thank you very much guys, a lot of help and useful information. many thanks.

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