Hypertrophy is a series of lamps. Polyurethane foam is a cheap insulator material used widely in construction sites. When it solidifies it expands and becomes extremely light.
This set of lamps counter the organic delicacy, lightness and subtetly of traditional Japanese aesthetics against its exuberant contemporary pop culture. Hypertrophy is cheap, but also whimsical. It is unapologetically artificial, but also tectonic. Used conventionally it is a mundane material, however when it is backlit it becomes translucent and somewhat hallucinogenic.
Tokyo Designers Week, 2013.
Asia Awards Young Creator FX, Selected Project.
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