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Hotaru Lanterns

The Hotaru lighting collection is produced in handmade mulberry bark washi paper and its frame in locally harvested bamboo. Each lantern is crafted using the original techniques employed by Ozeki Co. Ltd.

Barber Osgerby Hotaru, 01 © twentytwentyone

The Hotaru lighting collection is produced in handmade mulberry bark washi paper and its frame in locally harvested bamboo. Each lantern is crafted using the original techniques employed by Ozeki Co. Ltd. Based in Gifu province, Ozeki have made award-winning lanterns since 1891 and are recognized as leaders in the craft. The lanterns are produced using these traditional methods whilst creating bold contemporary forms. Double Bubble fuses twin spheres to evoke a strong sculptural and organic shape whilst Buoy embraces the spirit of a maritime marker. Barber & Osgerby has collaborated with twentytwentyone to produce this range of lighting which has captured the essence of a traditional Far-Eastern lantern with designs that are both modern and timeless.

Barber Osgerby Hotaru, Double Bubble, © twentytwentyone

 

Credits

  • Image COURTESY OF Mark Whitfield and Twentytwentyone

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