Lighting Projects

Environmental Design Topic Studio: Light & Shadow
Leadership: David Mocarski, Art Center / Tatsuya Wada, Tama Art University
Faculty: Tama — Charles Tsunashima, Kazuhiko Hayakawa, Fumiko Daido / Art Center — Dan Gottlieb, Penny Herscovitch

Our lighting pieces presented at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2015 have been chosen from work created as part of the 9th annual Pacific Rim international collaboration between Art Center College of Design and Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan, in which students and faculty from both schools collaborate to envision new opportunities for lighting design. This year’s theme, Light & Shadow: The Art of Illumination, explores the history and beauty of Japanese illumination.

Light impacts the way we perceive our world, influences our mood, and colors every aspect of our lives. From traditional lanterns to contemporary design, students investigate sensorial qualities of light and shadow. Cross-cultural teams work together to design and create a collection of lights for the global market. The studio began with a two-week field research trip to experience the history of Japan’s rich arts and craft heritage, in addition to visits to leading contemporary design studios. This research trip, along with guest lectures, demos and hands-on workshops, lays the foundation for deep exploration and innovation in illumination. In the 9th annual Pacific Rim international collaboration between Art Center College of Design and Tama Art University, in Tokyo, Japan, students and faculty from both schools collaborate to envision new opportunities for lighting design.

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