Inspired by traditional Japanese ‘Chōchin’ paper lanterns, which date back to the 10th century, and my travels to the Far East in 2010, Tekio - meaning adaptation in Japanese - is a flexible lighting system covered by paper modules and connected together by magnets.
By combining various modules you can create wall lights, vertical pendant lamps, horizontal lines, circles and ovals.
The shades are produced in Japan by traditional chochin artisans and the new warm, dimmable LED light source, that creates a perfectly even illumination, has been developed with the wonderful team at Santa and Cole.
For more info please go to Santa & Cole
Tekio was initially an internal studio project before Santa & Cole approached us to take it into production. If you would like to see the journey we took to develop it and some of our early installations please click here.