Design collective Kimu presents “The Beauty of Fusion”— a new lighting collection of paper lantern fixtures, inspired by the designers’ Asian heritage fused with Western minimalism.
Kimu’s lighting design project may also serve as a modern reinterpretation of the paper lanterns created in the East over 2,000 years ago.
“We aspire to reshape our heritage with western aesthetics of our time in order to create cultural balance within our design objects,” shares the Kimu team.
The Beauty of Fusion collection comprises floor lamps, wall lamps, table lamps, and bedside lights that feature a distinctive paper lantern style offering multiple options for indoor illumination and leveling up any interior space.
The Rice Ball Light is the collective’s first attempt to combine and visualize “lighting” with the sense of smell.
“Light, which is the same as smell, is invisible, and untouchable yet changes the way we perceive the world. Through lighting design which we called the container of light,” claims KIMU.
“It is the mutual cultural memories and the pleasing silhouette that makes Rice Ball, available in table and pendant light, goes well with a wide range of interior spaces,” they continue.
The New Old Floor Lamp is created as an extension of KIMU’s classic paper lantern series to fulfill the desire to offer flexible choices for interior lighting design.
The minimal linear silhouette, paired with a paper lantern lamp echos KIMU’s new vs old, East vs West fusion design approach.
It is both practical and aesthetically pleasing, and the owners can change the lighting effect from direct to indirect light by simply lowering the paper lantern lampshade.
The new collection is created from the East & West fusion perspective and a wish to provide flexible choices for interior lighting design.