Akina is a series of accent lighting created by cutting and shaping electro-luminescent (EL) panels.
// flight of the heron
It's a bird, a spiral, a twist of blue fire...people have interpreted this lamp in many different ways, often up for debate, but it was initially inspired by a heron in flight.
// rouge escargot
I have always been fascinated by Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural "twist" in the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and came across a picture of it while working on these lamps. I sketched out a 2D design and twisted it into shape.
// Jelly Flower
This particular design started it all - when I discovered the electroluminescent material in A4 format, I recalled making paper snowflakes as a child. I turned to flowers for inspiration, examined their curves and features, and cut out paper mock-ups to create an electro-flower. When lit up, it resembles a jellyfish glowing and floating in the dark depths of the ocean.
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