The new Bonbori collection, which was created by world-renowned Japanese designer Fumie Shibata, is available in both indoor and outdoor variants. The light is inspired by the traditional paper lamps that line the paths to shrines and temples during the annual paddy harvest festivals in Japan. In Japanese, the word bonbori not only denotes this traditional form of lighting, it also describes the soft light coming from within a snowy cave.
The new light uses a simple stainless-steel base finished in an environmentally friendly powder coating. The easily removable LED light source casts a gentle glow through a diffusor and laser-cut openings in the stainless steel. The likeness to the traditional bonbori lamp is achieved with an elegant handblown glass shade, an extraordinary piece crafted from multiple layers of carefully moulded glass.
The shade comes in opal and opaline glass, while the metal base is available in black matte, copper metallic matte, or grey metallic matte.
The gentle light of Bonbori pays tribute to a traditional Japanese lantern. Its skilfully crafted handblown glass and soft luminescence create a magical and festive ambience to be enjoyed as thoroughly in solitude as with family and friends. The new indoor light features special connectors developed by Brokis that make it easy to unplug and move outside to a covered exterior space, for instance.