When people see the moon, they have particular feelings—they are inspired, in awe, etc. This collection of lamps is called Moon Shadow, and they gradually change color from white to dark according to paper thickness. The lamps create complex and beautiful shadows when lit. There is no skeleton inside the lamp shade because paper pulp is used. Rather than arranging the shadows’ gradations geometrically, I tried to make them as natural as possible to reflect the actual moon. I experimented with the form and layout to create a richly heterogeneous surface with a particular texture. The moon shadow range includes two different lamps.
Paper is a great traditional material because of its versatility— it can be soft or hard, and it is easy to shape and recycle. In general, paper is made by passing fine screens through a bath of plant pulp and water to collect the pulp, then by drying the screens and peeling off the new paper sheets. Rather than pasting sheets of paper together to create forms, I tried to improve the process to create beautiful, seamless and frameless forms. I made the paper lamp surface and created the irregular shadows that bring out the special characteristics of paper.