YAMAGIWA has been participating in the “Origin of Simplicity: 20 Visions of Japanese Design” exhibition at the ADI Design Museum in Milan, Italy, taking place from March 8th to June 9th, 2024. We presents its three lighting masterpieces that embody Japanese craftsmanship and innovation- K-Series, MAYUHANA, and ToFU.


Origin of Simplicity: 20 Visions of Japanese Design

The exhibition is curated by Rossella Menegazzo and featuring set and graphic design by Kenya Hara. It explores the origins of simplicity in Japanese design, showcasing its attention to detail, uniqueness, and the blend of tradition with modern technology and innovative use of recycled materials. With over 150 objects on display, the exhibition highlights hand-crafted skills passed down through generations, accentuating natural materials and the profound connection between design and craftsmanship. See more »

ADI Design Museum

ADI Design Museum enhances and spreads the culture of design at a national and international level, through the exhibition of the permanent collection of the Compasso d’Oro award – historical memory of Italian design from 1954 to today – and the production of thematic exhibitions with a focus on contemporary design, also exhibited abroad during international tours
in Europe, Asia and the United States. More»

Venue:  ADI Design Museum
Address: Compasso d’Oro, Piazza Compasso D’Oro, 1, 20154 Milano
Date:   March 22 – June 9, 2024

Showcasing Products


The masterpiece, K-SERIES or Oba-Q, designed by Shiro Kuramata in 1972, represents Japanese post-modernism. The opalescent acrylate resin surface creates a gradient glow, giving the illusion of floating.


Designed by Toyo Ito, MAYUHANA’s spun thread design resembles a cocoon, emitting a soft light through delicate fiberglass shelters. Each shade, inspired by a flower with 5 petals, is handmade by Japanese craftsmanship.


Designed by Tokujin Yoshioka and inspired by the manufacturing process of Japanese cuisine tofu, this piece embodies the essence of light. To-Fu was selected for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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