Peep is an evolution in lighting and partition design that allows the visualization of optical phenomena that cannot ordinarily be seen.
Spectroscopy and moire are generated by viewing light and landscapes through high definition mesh and its movement.
For the material, we use high-definition mesh from NBC Meshtec Inc., which is a high-density weave of monofilament fibers with a diameter of 24μ-33μ. With a focus on the optical characteristics of mesh that is normally used for things such as medical filters or silkscreen printing plates, we are exploring new possibilities.
By capturing the ability of lighting to act as a device for peeping, and by using partition as a device that alters the scenery beyond, we are attempting to utilize mesh to expand the value of conventional products.
Peep was exhibited in Superstudio during Milan Design Week 2018.
(MATERIAL DESIGN EXHIBITION “TOKYO MATERIAL BYPASS”)
we+ is a contemporary design studio established in 2013 by Toshiya Hayashi and Hokuto Ando based in Tokyo. Toshiya graduated from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo and Hokuto graduated from Central Saint Martins in London. They develop their experimental approach to products, installations and graphics, by combining unconventional materials and technology to shift perspectives. Their works are represented by Gallery S. Bensimon in Paris and Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan. They also have been commissioned by a variety of partners including SONY, Marimekko, Issey Miyake and Mori Art Museum.
Photography by Masayuki Hayashi
Artists HOKUTO ANDO & TOSHIYA HAYASHI / we+
# Lighting H85 L8.8 W8.8 [cm] High definition mesh, LED, Acrylic plastic, Solid surface
# Partition H90.7 / L9.8 / W80 [cm] High definition mesh, Acrylic plastic, Solid surface, Stepper motor