With the Denq table lamp, the renowned Japanese designer and inventor Toshiyuki Kita has drawn a simple and unconditional shape revealing the hidden poetry that can be found within rigorous lines. The Denq is almost a sculptural object left intentionally timeless and detached from current fashion trends.
|Material:||Metal and blown glass|
|Dimensions:||11.8" x 16.5"|
|Light Source:||1 x E26|
Born in 1942, Toshiyuki Kita begins to work for an aluminum company, developing new products. In 1967 he decides to establish his design office, starting his research on lifestyle goods and traditional handcraft products. In 1969 Kita begins to work also in Italy, developing his work on furniture. He has chances to work with companies such as Bernini and Bilumen. In this period starts his interest in chairs and in 1967 he designs the basic idea for the revolutionary Saruyama for Moroso. In 1980 Kita realizes the Wink Chair for Cassina. Starting from this period, he designs different projects, such as new products made of recycled aluminium. He continued with personal exposition at Barcelona, Helsinky and Singapore, participating at forums on design. In 1990 Toshiyuki Kita wins the Delta de Oro Award in Spain and in 1993 he is guest Professor at University of Applied Arts Vienna (Universität für angewandte Kunst, Wien). In 2000 the design of the LCD for Sharp makes its first appearance, in the same period also the robot for the Mitsubishi Electrics is presented. Many of his works are selected for the permanent collections of several Museums in the world, such us the Museum of Modern Art of New York and the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris. In recent years he held seminars and workshops not only in Japan but also in Europe and Asia in order to promote education. He always directs his work towards the collaboration with traditional craft design and the promotion of local industries.