KIHOU (2013)
Design and Engineering : tangent
Chinaware : Toshiro Aki
Lacquer ware : Yamada Heiando

KIHOU is an indirect lighting utilising two kinds of liquid and air bubbles. Sticky liquid is filled in the ceramics bowl and a thin layer of black silicone oil is floated on top of it. A small pump and LEDs are embedded in the bottom of the bowl which makes the luminous bubbles appearing from the black liquid surface.The rhythm of bubbles, unexpected noise, stickiness of the liquid and lightness of oil, and mysterious contrast between the golden light and black surface. These elements breathe life into this small cube and sublimate it into a product that people could feel affinity and sympathise with.