Takayama, an Edo-era mountain town in Japan’s mountainous Gifu Prefecture, is famed for Ukai fishing. The Fishermen employ a 1300-year-old technique using trained Cormorant birds. The birds swoop in and catch fish using the light of burning baskets hung on rods over the edge of boats to see their prey. The arc of the Takayama floor lamp by Yabu Pushelberg bears an uncanny resemblance to the fisherman’s friend.
Textured black or white metal paired with a burgundy or yellow woven cord and Sahara-Noir or Invistible White marble base with flashes of amber. The dimmable LED disc that drops from the centre stem and up lights the inner shade in a diffused warm light way makes it a feature in its’ own right.
- DesignerYabu Pushelberg
- FinishTexture powder coated metal frame with burgundy woven cord and marble base
- Dimensions172cm W x 64cm D x 190cm H
Established in 1980 by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, Yabu Pushelberg is one of the world’s most admired multidisciplinary design practices with teams in New York and Toronto. Creating immersive and jaw-dropping experiences for some of the most innovative entrepreneurs, hotel groups and luxury brands, you would imagine them to be intimidating figures.