Shigeru Ban, 2011
Yumi means bow in Japanese. Today, this simple shape is re-interpreted by Shigeru Ban for FontanaArte. Its absolute harmony is destined to turn into a new universal classic. Yumi is both delicate and strong: a clean design and simple shape that blend into a lightweight yet sturdy structure of composite material, wrapped in a carbon fibre coat with a surface brushed to a gloss finish. 170 LEDs are discreetly sunk into the structure of the lamp minimising the use of space and further enhancing the continuous line of the bow design. Choosing materials that are resistant to high temperatures made it possible to sink the wiring entirely inside the stem during the production process. Yumi spreads a warm downward glow which is ideal forcreating an intimate atmosphere. It adds character to different interiors with its distinct but subtle personality.