Titia is a suspended swirl of light, ‘I had in mind a lamp that would bring together the spirit of Christmas garlands and wooden merry-go-rounds,’ summarises Arihiro Miyake. ‘It’s an old idea that I can at last bring to fruition thanks to the development of LED technology. A cluster of points of light are enclosed within a form that is as light as possible.’ Titia’s aim is to light a table in a diffuse and homogenous manner. One of its small technical specifications developed by NEMO for 2017. Titia is a delicate wire silhouette that exists in two sizes and is available in black or white. Why Titia? ‘When I close my eyes and think of Titia, I see a young girl who is happy, free and laughing whose nickname is Titia,’ smiles the Japanese designer who lives between Helsinki and Milan.
Arihiro Miyake is born in 1975 in Kobe (Japan), he graduated from Kobe Design University in 1999 and Master degree in furniture and spatial design at Aalto University, Finland in 2002. After he had worked at a few design studios in Helsinki and Milan, in 2004, he established own design studio “Studio Arihiro Miyake” in Helsinki, Finland. The studio works internationally on the diverse design projects from the restaurant/exhibition architect to furniture/lighting designs. Arihiro is looking for the immortal aesthetics upon the innovative and technical challenges.