Yumi Floor Lamp

Designer Shigeru Ben’s Yumi Floor lamp. An ultra-light lighting fixture

22 Sep 2011

Designed by: Shigeru Ban

Made by: Fontana Arte

I am: floor lamp

About me:

This floor lamp enhances the lightness and extension resistance of carbon fibre. The inside of the stem is solid and comprises a sequence of different materials (fibre glass, aluminium and carbon fibre), which are layered in order to obtain a single element with high structural properties. Shigeru Ban has designed these layers to be visible. It is just 50mm thick. The cables are sunk into the structure and become part of it. The outcome is an ultra-light lighting fixture. Its arched shape is a challenge intended to show how carbon fibre combined with other materials produces remarkably light objects with high mechanical resistance.

Materials:

fibre glass, aluminium and carbon fibre

Dimensions:

50mm x 2100 x 2300mm