Nendo’s first design for Flos, Gaku is a frame (this is the meaning of ‘gaku’ in Japanese) hosting and interacting with lamps and a variety of matching objects, which is conceived as something in between accessories and furniture.
An adjustable-height pendant lamp hangs down inside a frame, while a wireless version features inductive charging functionality to power a luminescent lamp. Normally laying on the charging dock, the lamp can be moved around freely when lighting is needed elsewhere. The meta-lamp Gaku is a frame that selects and accentuates the domestic landscapes.
Other accessories include bowls, vases, a mirror and a bookend are held in place by magnets, keeping them held firmly in place at the centre of the frame, despite the minimal contact area. An assortment of accessory-like lighting and light-like accessories, easy to be combined, as if casually rearranging the interiors of a miniature room.
Photography: DSL Studio