Nature is not always what it seems...nor is this pendant light by Yusuke Oono, a Tokyo-based architect-designer-engineer born in Germany. A menagerie of creatures and lush trees come to light in finely executed laser-cut pages, center bound and fanned in a 350-degree formation.
This lamp calls to mind the surreal elegance of a pop-up book and the mind-bending reality of 3D modeling technology, which is no surprise given Yusuke's fixation on realizing dimension in new expressions. The young designer has already flirted with a range of mediums, including furniture, landscape, graphic, exhibition planning and interior design. He created the 360 Collection in collaboration with the Los Angeles design house Artecnica.