Inspired by traditional Japanese ‘Chōchin’ paper lanterns, which date back to the 10th century, and my travels to the Far East in 2010, Tekiō derives its name from the Japanese word for ‘adaptation’. Tekiō’s innovation is flexibility. Inside each paper tube is a frame with connecting hinges that can be locked anywhere from straight to ninety degrees.
Customers have the freedom to construct the light as they wish, from a semicircular wall light to a large looped installation. Tekiō offers the opportunity for complete creativity allowing the owner to adopt the role of designer of the finished product.
Short-listed for Designs of the Year 2013 at London's Design Museum