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Denis Guidone
Lamps by Denis Guidone seen at Kowa Restaurant, Milano - Kanji Lamps
Lamps by Denis Guidone seen at Kowa Restaurant, Milano - Kanji Lamps

Kanji Lamps

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Kanji lamps I have designed for Fontana Arte at Kowa Restaurant. Kanji is a family of lighting elements that reinterprets traditional Oriental portable lanterns in a contemporary key. Available in tabletop and ceiling models, it draws inspiration from Chinese porcelain from the Ming dynasty. The hand-blown glass diffuser, in frosted white and translucent smoke, is adorned with a pleated surface decoration. A Led ring runs inside the structure and magically illuminates the diffuser. Evocative of the Far East not only in form but in the name (kanji are characters of Chinese origin used in Japanese writing in conjunction with the hiragana and katakana syllabaries), it is designed to be used alone or in pairs, with each form amplifying the aesthetic power of the other.

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Denis Guidone

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Denis Guidone is a design and architecture studio based in Milan and Tokyo.
Fascinated by the contrasts between the East and the West, he merges the aesthetics of these two extremes with unconventional and strict precision into an elegant, eye-catching appearance.
He has won international awards, including the IDA Design Award in Los Angeles.
He was also given the Bruno Munari Prize by Gillo Dorfles in 2009 at the Triennale di Milano and was selected for the ADI index 2010.
In 2018 was elected by Triennale of Milan and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the ambassador of Italian design in the world.
He has designed for FontanaArte, Roche Bobois, Nava Design, Bolia, MIngardo, Ichendorf, Serax, Projects Watches, Shuji Nakagawa, Shinji Terauchi, Hands-on Design, Arita Risogama and other companies in Italy and abroad.

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