The story behind this product
Blending Matthew’s minimalistic hand-writing with true Japanese craftsmanship, this series of three paper shades use traditional lantern making techniques and authentic strips of mino washi paper – a type of hand-made Japanese paper created in Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
This stunning pendant collection is named after the celebrated Rubin’s vase, a famous set of ambiguous or bi-stable two-dimensional forms developed around 1915 by the Danish psychologist Edgar Rubin. This captures the essence of the two varying cylinders found within the lanterns.
The Rubin collection uses traditional lantern making techniques and authentic strips of mino washi paper - a type of hand-made Japanese paper created in Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
The hand-made wooden frames are carefully hand-threaded with wire, which forms the base of the paper shade. Individual pieces of Mino washi paper are then pasted in turn onto the frame, and hand-cut with true skill and precision. Once dry, the wooden frame is expertly released from inside the paper shade, which can now be compressed and opened as needed, in the traditional lantern making process.
Designed in three sizes, add impact to your interior by clustering several Rubin lanterns together for a light-weight solution to statement lighting
Using two paper forms, once on, the light reveals it's inner cylinder and the lantern radiates a soft mood light.
Dimensions & Specifications
Material & Specifications
Material: Mino washi paper.
Flex colour: Clear.
Ceiling rose included.
Ceiling rose colour: Clear/grey.
Bulb fitting: E27
Bulb not included
Installation required: Yes, this light needs to be wired up by an electrian.
Care & Buying Guide
Clean with a soft dry cloth only
Do not use polishing agents, water or abrasive materials when cleaning
Always switch off the electricity before cleaning
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Meet the designer
Designing for leading furniture makers such as Case, De La Espada and SCP, many of Hilton's designs are considered icons with pieces such as his Balzac Chair held in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Working in premium materials such as solid wood, cast iron, and brass, in 2007 Hilton launched his eponymous brand as a place where he could have complete creative control.
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