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The Tokio desk lamp was introduced back in 1980 by Shigeaki Asahara and is now relaunched by Please Wait to be seated. Asahara has an eye for the classic and elegant yet with great sense of functionality and flexibility.
While the desk lamp has preserved its essense it has entered a contemporary universe wherein it has been slightly challenged on its rigorous idiom to shake things up a bit. Beside from enabling dimming the intensity of the LED light the spherical dimmer ball allows the user to get tangible.
Imparting both adjustable light intensity and adjustable inclination, Tokio Desk Lamp serves perfectly well as both a work light and as a cosy reading lamp.
- Shigeaki Asahara (Japan c.1980)
- Painted steel and polycarbonate
- 4.5w dimmable LED
- Integrated dimmer on base
- Light in warm white
- US Plug
- Width 12cm / 4.7"
- Max Height 56cm / 22"
Shigeaki Asahara has been working on product design since the early 80’s. His work is focused on balancing the technical features of materials with the aesthetic nature of the design process. The key element of his style is the pragmatic idea that movement, and hence the mechanism itself of the product, would lead to something both beautiful and refined, but also intuitive and accessible.
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Will this design in its entirety, become a long lasting object, we someday can pass on to our children?
This is a question PWtbS asks before launching each product. Based in Copenhagen and founded by renown interior photographer Thomas Ibsen, PWtbS' goal is to introduce designs that have the potential of becoming classics.
The collection has its own characteristics with a focus on interaction, good craftsmanship, quality, materials and sustainability in terms of durable design.