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The detail is in Kazuhiro Yamanaka's view towards the purpose of his creations. Hooked on the Japanese ancestral tradition of working with paper (Origami, Washi paper, Chyoagami), he translates the material's movements into functional pieces staying close to its lightness while combining it with the perennial properties required by the object. For Candle in the wind, the piece's curved angle embodies the air flowing across the paper and this slight movement becomes a handle for when it is to be used as a tray. He thereby follows the path of the never ending quest initiated by famous Japanese designers – Sori Yanagi, Isamu Nogushi, Shiro Kuramata - who worked tirelessly to infuse a whiff of lightness in Western design.
"Candle in the Wind" is a wonderful sheet of metal where, a simple detail, the fold, procures an aesthetic dimension akin to the lightness of paper. A specific development was needed to obtain the desired balance of proportions juggling with the thinness of the metal sheet, the metallic curve, the ergonomic and the immaculate color of a slight satin white.
"Candle in the wind" reveals the whole spirit of the Japanese culture. Created by London based designer Kazuhiro Yamanaka, this object inspired by a piece of paper being blown by the wind is both a candle holder and a tray.
Dimensions : L 30 cm, H 2,5cm, depth 13,5cm