安積朋子 ／ Tomoko Azumi
Designer Comment :
For charging with solar energy, you may start to move the lamp around and think “where and which angle will receive the sun best?” or “the location differs by season”. That may give you satisfaction by refining your sensitivity to your living environment. By raising awareness to these matters, it helps you realise that we live on a planet with limited resources, whilst the sun is there all the time.
Designer Profile :
Born in Hiroshima in 1966. After having studied in Kyoto and worked in Tokyo, she has been living in the UK since 1992. After a partnership “AZUMI” (opened in 1995), she established her design office, the “t.n.a. Design Studio”. She has been working on exhibition installations and shop interiors, as well as product and furniture design and development – including furniture for the United Kingdom Supreme Court, and Ercol. Her works are in the permanent collections of several museums in the EU, including the V&A in London. She has also been teaching design in UK institutions including the Royal College of Art.