Hotaru Buoy Pendant Light

  • Designer Barber & Osgerby
  • Brand Ozeki & Co Ltd.
  • Dimensions Various sizes available
  • Materials Mulberry bark washi paper, bamboo

The Hotaru range, launched at the London Festival of Design 2015, represents the perfect unison of traditional craft with an enduring aesthetic that is as modern as it is timeless as seen in the Hotaru Buoy Pendant Light.

Named after the Japanese word for ‘firefly’, the collection is manufactured by Ozeki & Co Ltd, a celebrated Japanese company dedicated to making paper lanterns since 1891. Ozeki have previously collaborated with numerous Japanese artists and designers and worked with Isamu Noguchi on the production of his Akari light sculptures.

The Hotaru range is constructed using traditional techniques and materials, with translucent Mulberry bark washi paper stretched over a bamboo structure that describes a bold contemporary form.