One of the key items we’re showcasing in Valencia is a new light by Japanese designer FUMIE SHIBATA called AWA.
‘A ball made from air wrapped in liquid is called “awa” in Japanese. The design is based on the idea of creating lighting resembling soft glass that’s retained its shape after being inflated. I hope it gives the impression of seeing a ball of air floating when you look up. Another characteristic of this design is that its wood and metal parts appear to be made of glass, as if they were stoppers (corks) for the air.’ Fumie Shibata
Also on display, some of the essential lighting collections that have become iconic symbols of the BROKIS brand: Muffins, Lightline, Balloons, Macaron, Shadows, Jack O’Lantern, Big One, Mona, and KNOT.
Knot is a collection of stately pendant lights that appose two dramatically dissimilar materials. The design combines coarse natural fibre with smooth, transparent handblown glass to arouse a contrast as striking as it is dignified.
Full-bodied globes of varying shapes and sizes are penetrated by robust cords that seemingly pull the bottom of the glass inward for a bemusing plastic effect. The LED light source is housed in a handsome top hood, which, like the cord end cap, is fashioned in refined metal. The collection comprises four pendent lights of different shapes available in two sizes.” Design: Chiaramonte Marin