Modern lighting that brings back tradition
"and-on" is a modern light with the atmosphere of a traditional paper lantern made with Ogawa Washi, a traditional craft from Saitama Prefecture.
"and-on" won "iF DESIGN AWARD 2021",
a world-renowned design prize.
A form that fits naturally into the space
By using brass for the frame, which is usually produced with bamboo or wood, the design has been incorporated into a more modern lifestyle. It is neither round nor square, nor thick, and even though it is a stand lighting, it has no legs. There is no front, no back, no length, no width. It is characterized by its elusive form.
Soft light unique to Japanese paper
Both sides emit light, so even when placed slightly away from the wall, the wall side is illuminated with soft light. It can be placed either horizontally or vertically, so it can be used according to your favorite interior design. When the light is turned on, a gentle and soft nostalgic light spreads through the Japanese paper.
To explain "and-on" we need to know about paper. In the case of chemical mass-produced paper, the technology has improved in terms of how fast it can produce large quantities of paper. Therefore, the fibers are made as short as possible, and the speed is increased by splitting them and making them uniform. Since the quality of the paper is weakened, chemicals are used to strengthen the paper. The colors are bleached white, mixed with a fine powder to make it smooth, and pressed under high pressure. For compatibility with inkjet, it has a coating on it. Thus, paper was developed with a gradually increasing number of chemical concepts. Washi, on the other hand, is very simple. Ogawa washi is made up of only "kozo" fibers. Therefore, it is possible to make paper that is fluffy, soft, durable, and can withstand storage for 1000 years. Japanese paper has a lot of air chambers in it and breathes. Paper, on the other hand, is like concrete. At first glance, concrete looks very strong, but it is brittle. Japanese paper seems weak, but it is flexible.
- Model Number
- Brass / Acrylic / Washi
- Item Weight
- Type of Bulb
- LED(3000K Ra90)
- 10.5 watts
- AC adapter(AC100-240V)/Light dimmer/Instruction manual
About YSM inc.
YSM Inc create high-quality lighting fixtures for commercial use in things like condos, houses, and trains. Our "Space saving metal work that conceals the source of illumination, and the light guiding design" can be achieved because we have knowledge of light and sheet metal. We hope you enjoy the lighting new worldview that we make.
October 03, 2023
NEWSWe will exhibit at DESIGNART TOKYO 2023.
April 11, 2023
NEWSNotice of Golden Week Holiday 2023.
November 30, 2022
NEWSWe will exhibit at MAISON＆OBJET PARIS 2023.
September 23, 2022
NEWSOur first solo exhibition "BEHIND THE LIGHT" was published in TECTURE MAG.
September 20, 2022
NEWSOur first solo exhibition "BEHIND THE LIGHT" was published in AXIS Web Magazine.
YSM Inc. is a manufacturing company that creates and fabricates products to delight and excite customers and always challenges itself with new things, capitalizing on its sheet metal technology and its knowledge of architecture, illumination and surface emission.
KENJI FUKUSHIMA DESIGN
Kenji Fukushima provides design and consulting services with a comprehensive approach in fields such as every-day goods, furniture design, package design with emphasis on product design, graphic design, interior design and the organization of exhibition halls.