street
lighting | prototype

街中の歩道や車道、公園など、世界中に存在する「街灯」。決して主張することなく、地面からスッと伸び、暗い夜道を照らす佇まいは潔く、機能しながらも街に溶け込んでおり、そこを行き交う多くの人は普段気にもとめません。しかしながら、全体から細部に至るまでそれぞれに個性を持っており、街の風景を作る要素のひとつとして存在しています。
そんな主張しない潔さと確かな個性、必要な機能を併せ持つ街灯から着想を得て、デザインしたのが“”street“です。
土台から直接ではなく、寄り添うように伸びる細い支柱はその存在感を際立たせると同時に、配線をシンプルなものにしています。大きく薄い円板状の照明部分は、厚みを支柱の直径と同じにすることでその存在をより簡素でありながら印象的なものとしています。また、支柱にはヒンジがあり照明部分の角度を変えることで、一本のラインから大きな円盤まで、その印象を変化させると同時に、状況に応じて直接光と間接光の両方で使用することができます。
機能的で個性的でありながら、空間に溶け込む照明器具です。

There are streetlights throughout the world, along sidewalks and roads in the city, and in parks. They are always unobtrusive, sticking straight up out of the ground, valiantly casting light on dark roads at night, performing their purpose, while blending into the city, normally unnoticed by the people that pass them by. However, everything from their overall shape to their individual parts is unique, and they are an essential part of the scenery of our cities.
We have designed "street" on this same streetlight concept, so as well as providing a necessary function, it is also unobtrusively valiant and definitively unique.
Rather than having it come directly out of the base, the narrow post runs alongside it, making it conspicuous, as well as simplifying the wiring. The large, thin, round lighting portion is the same thickness as the post, giving it both a modest yet memorable appearance. In addition, thanks to a hinge on the post, the angle of the light can be changed, so its shape can be altered from a single line to a large circle, allowing you to give either direct or indirect light, depending on the circumstances, while changing the visual impression. This is a functional and unique lighting fixture, that also blends into its surroundings.