Designer products that shine

Trends Trends & Culture - February 4th, 2011

Mayuhana by Toyo Ito

Shaped like a delicate cocoon “Mayuhana” is made from glass fiber yarn and resin. Designed by one of Japan’s world-renowned architects, Toyo Ito, winner the Praemium Imperiale 2010. Ito’s creative expression shines through the soft light. (¥48,720 Web price)

For more info:
Yamagiwa Tokyo Showroom, by appointment only
Tel: 03-3253-5124 (Japanese Only)
Tel: 03-3253 2132 (English)
1-5-10 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021
11:00-18:00 Weekdays
www.yamagiwa.co.jp

Kartell Panier Table by Brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Kartell Panier Table

Panier is a polycarbonate container with a transparent lid, its multifunctional design means it can easily be used as an coffee table, side table or as storage for such things as magazines. Panier is available in a variety of colors. A thoroughly practical yet eclectic object with an attractive and playful appearance. Designed by award winning brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, who work with numerous manufacturers including Vitra, Cappellini, Issey Miyake, Magis, Ligne Roset and Habitat. (¥29,100)

Size: D61cm × H23.8cm

For more info
MoMA Store Tokyo, Gype Building 3F, 5-10-1, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku. (Omotesando Station)
Tel: 03-5468-5801 • www.momastore.jp

Eclipse Lamp by Mauricio Klabin

Eclipse Lamp

An intriguing lamp with a shade fabricated from a single ribbonlike strip of plastic. Designer Mauricio Klabin created a shade that can be adjusted to change the form and orientation of its light. The metal frame has small, movable stabilizing rings that allow the lamp to rest in multiple positions. Made of steel, polyethylene, and polypropylene and also folds flat for storage. (¥18,690)

Size: W43 cm x H35 cm

For more info
MoMA Store Tokyo, Gype Building 3F, 5-10-1, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku. (Omotesando Station)
Tel: 03-5468-5801 • www.momastore.jp

Porter Tray Table

Porter Tray Table

This striking red number is exactly what it sounds like; a tray combined with a table. Perfect for small spaces, this side table has a C-shaped supporting frame that allows it to be used over a sofa. Genius! The top doubles as a removable red plastic tray, and the handle makes it easy to move the table wherever it’s needed. Made of ABS plastic and chrome wire. (¥9,450)

Size: W46cm × H52cm

For more info
MoMA Store Tokyo, Gype Building 3F, 5-10-1, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku. (Omotesando Station)
Tel: 03-5468-5801 • www.momastore.jp