YOY brings "humour to an ordinary room"
with light that projects its shade

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Milan 2014: Japanese design studio YOY presented a lamp that projects the shape of a shade onto a wall and a rug that doubles as a chair in Milan this week (+ slideshow).

YOY collection in Milan 2014

The new collection from YOY includes a tray that appears to defy gravity and a series of drawers that can be mounted on the wall, as well as the rug and two lamps.

YOY collection in Milan 2014

"In this exhibition, we tried to make a new story between a product and a space," YOY co-founder Naoki Ono told Dezeen. "We would like to create strange feelings with humour in an ordinary room."

YOY collection in Milan 2014

The table and floor lamps are both made from aluminium and plastic. Rather than using a light bulb, the designs have a hole in the head with an LED light inside, which projects the shape of a shade onto a nearby wall.

The rug has a 10-millimetre-thick aluminium sheet inside that makes it strong enough to hold the weight of a person when rolled, enabling it to be used as a seat. The black fabric is made from polyester and elastic.

YOY collection in Milan 2014

The wooden tray, called Protrude, appears to be perilously perched on the edge of a table when in fact it is fixed with a stainless-steel clip.

YOY collection in Milan 2014

The drawers are designed to hang on a wall and have a mirror inside to make them appear deeper. They come in small, medium and large, and are available in black and white plastic.

YOY collection in Milan 2014

The pieces are showing at stand D-43, Salone Sattelite, Fiera Hall 15 in the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan from 8 - 13 April.

YOY collection in Milan 2014

  • Bystander

    How can lamps be real if our eyes aren’t real?

  • Thomas H Wood

    Love the idea of the lamp shade. At least it will mean you won’t need to worry about making sure the colours match.

  • Danny

    I really like these, even if they are suspiciously trippy ;) Mind bending in a subtle way. Congratulations to them!