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Poise - Pendant

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POISE
Akari Unfolded Collection For The Noguchi Museum
YMER&MALTA / Sebastian Bergne
2018

Paper, Lead, Stainless Steel, LED
Pendant S : H.30 x L.32 x D.23 cm
Pendant L : H.40 x L.42 x D.30 cm
Numbered Edition

Pairing a strong shape with a fragile material, Poise is a clean, modern origami.

As in the Akari Series from the 50’s, the assembling of the paper volume is part of the experience of this lamp, a deeper contact that allows the user a feeling of being part in the making of the piece.

As Valérie Maltaverne was studying Isamu Noguchi’s work to develop the Akari Unfolded collection, she was captivated by one sculpture in particular where the artist had assembled several small objects found on the beach in a suspended mobile. With this sculpture in mind she developed the “Poise” design with Sebastian Bergne.

The lead weight suspended at the end of the cord is meticulously calculated to give Poise the perfect angle. It was designed to match the graphics of the paper volume and fabricated by a French producer of fishing leads.

To achieve the perfect folding process and the ideal diffuse lighting effect necessitated a long research and prototyping process and testing of several different paper types.

This piece was presented at The Noguchi Museum in New York.

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YMER&MALTA occupies a very particular niche in the design world, situated at the crossroads of design, art and craftsmanship.

YMER&MALTA is a design studio dedicated to excellence with a distinct and innovative artistic direction combined with a strong engagement in both conception and realization.

The studio creates unique furniture and objets d’arts produced in France in limited and numbered
editions.

Of the 90 objects created by YMER&MALTA during its first decade, 60 have been exhibited by museums and cultural institutions and 20 have been acquired as part of their permanent collections.