Produced by Japanese brand Yamagiwa, the Mayuhana lamp was first launched in 2007 and features a triple skin of delicate fibre mesh balls.
The design has been reproduced as Mayuhana Ma Black – an edition that is coloured darker than its predecessor.
"Ma" refers to a Japanese character that means true or genuine, while the new colour is based on traditional sumi calligraphy ink.
However, Ito would have been unable to use the "blackest black" ever created, as artist Anish Kapoor has been given exclusive rights to the pigment.
"Mayuhana Ma Black is light in darkness," said Ito. "It is the quintessential quality of light found in Japan that reminds me of In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki."
Among other product designs by the architect is a set of cutlery with slim handles like chopsticks for Alessi.
The Mayuhana Ma lamp will be available in Japan from spring 2016, and is already on pre-sale for international markets.