Japanese Lighting Designer Shozo Toyohisa Creates Two-Day Exhibition at Museum Of Arts And Design


All images courtesy of Josh Wong Photography.

Japanese lighting designer Shozo Toyohisa has partnered with Kaneka OLED to create an innovative lighting exhibition on the seventh floor of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. The two-day exhibition runs from November 1–2, 2016. Toyohisa’s impressive roster of previous installations includes lighting for the Tokyo National Museum, MoMA and the Saint Louis Art Museum’s “Contemporary Japanese Textiles” exhibition, and the façade of Dior Omotesando. The exhibit offers a preview of the Kaneka lighting fixture “Kaneka Luce” which will be released in early 2017.


Through its dual illuminated enclosures, Toyohisa’s installation captures the essence of OLED lighting technology, immersing guests in the experience of the contradiction of lighting by “being awash in light that is both luminous, yet sublimely gentle.”


“This exhibition will portray a sensibility, unique to Japanese culture, by creating lighting through the cutting-edge technology of OLED, say Toyohisa. “Instead of purely functional and direct lighting, the exhibit will display indirect lighting, produced by an intricate and emotive relationship between space and light. We believe we have created a lighting environment that relates to our fundamental memory as humanity.”


With color consistency and eco-friendly qualities, Kaneka OLED technology is well-suited for art and museum environments since its panels emit minimal damaging infrared rays, while generating a broader spectrum of white OLED with enhanced color rendering. Kaneka OLED is slated to launch several collections of sleek, functional and versatile OLED powered products in the coming months.

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