Shoichi Uchiyama, 2003
To design the Enigma Pendant, Shoichi Uchiyama found his inspiration in Japanese culture of lighting, which emphasizes the discretion and lightness. The light source, contained in the cone, is visible from any angle.
The very thin aluminum cables that hold the lampshades create the illusion of a floating light. Available in three versions – Enigma 425, Enigma 545 and Enigma 825 –, the pendant received the prestigious iF Design price in 2007 in Hanover.
Materials brushed & lacquered aluminium – stainless steel wire – matt acrylic shades
Dimensions Ø42,2 x H74 cm
Light source 1 x GU10
Mounting cable length 3 m + canopy
Weight Min: 0.9 kg Max: 1.3 kg
Class Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection II w/o ground.
Enigma 425 – Aluminium
Enigma 425 – Black
Enigma 545 – Aluminium
Enigma 545 – Black
Dimensions Ø82,5 x H155 cm
Light source 1 x E27 (format G12HF sur demande)
Mounting cable length 1,5 m (HIT) or 4 m (QT) + canopy
Weight Min: 6.7 kg Max: 7.4 kg
Class Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection I w. ground.
Shoichi Uchiyama was born and bred in Tokyo. Since the foundation of Shoichi Uchiyama Design Office in 1977, he has been committed to creation of lighting fixtures with glare-free indirect light that make objects beautiful, and allow people to feel the texture and depth of objects. He seeks quality lighting through the design of lighting fixtures, and devotes himself to realize the beautiful effect of indirect light in space.
As a basic concept, Uchiyama tries to create the ideal light distribution and the elimination of uncomfortable glare by controlling of light, through thorough understanding of light source characteristics. He believes that the verification process for lighting effect in particular is essential to pursue high-quality lighting. By preparing for the fixture's full scale mock-ups with actual light source, he examines the intensity and color of light, the shadows casting on the objects, as well as the fixture's aesthetic appearance. Such strict design process leads to the creation of simple and functional form, and it finally gives his products a minimalistic beauty of Japanese tradition.
Uchiyama's lighting fixtures, which are created through an accurate calculation of light, are the proof of his design philosophy. He has won the iF Award in Germany and the Good Design Award in Japan for designs created by his unique talent.