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: