Exhibition: Frieze 2018 by Julian Bishop

The mobile light was debuted at the Salone Satellite furniture fair as part of this year's Milan design week, which took place from 17 to 22 April. It was exhibited alongside a new material that Yoshizoe created from recycled elements, which is designed to have a texture that looks like the surface of a stone. At first glance, the material appears to have dark colours and a texture similar to rock, with the same "sparkles" that can be found in ore minerals. When touched, however, the material is soft like a sponge.

Book Launch by Julian Bishop

According to the Tokyo-based designer, the mobile's form was born from an attempt to visualise the process of light. It consists of a series of suspended mirrors that reflect light to illuminate the surrounding space. Evoking the relationship between the moon and the sun, Yoshizoe's mobile called 1.625m/s2 reflects the light of the lamp. It can also reflect light directly from the sun. "The moon is the most well-known indirect lighting to humanity. It receives light from the sun and gently shines above us, and is strongly associated with our feelings from ancient times," said Yoshizoe.

Karel Martens, 2016

Karel Martens, 2016