From the Land of the Rising Sun comes this dazzling product—Shirabe. Designed by artist, designer and artisan Eriko Horiki for Japanese lighting manufacturer Yamagiwa, Shirabe is a lighting fixture that doubles up as a side table. The lampshade-cum-pedestal is made using washi, Japanese handmade paper used in religious rituals as well as contemporary architecture and design. Indeed, Eriko is well known for her work with washi in the vocabulary of modern interiors. For Shirabe, Eriko wraps the internally lit table base in washi, and tops it off with clear acrylic. No frames or glue are used while fabricating the three-dimensional shape in this paper.
Shirabe is exclusively available in India at Vis a Vis in New Delhi.
Vis a Vis, Micasa Farm, Khasra No. 622, Maidan Garhi Road, Chhatarpur (26302678/79).