Mikiya Suzuki Wins in Furniture Category of ARTSTHREAD Competition

Congratulations to Mikiya Suzuki, Parsons Product Design alumnus, for winning in the Furniture category of the ARTSTHREAD competition, the first ever online global graduate show.

Mikiya’s project, “Okina,” is the third iteration of the design aiming to making the bulb itself into the switch. The name and design is inspired by Taketori Monogatari, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter – an old Japanese fairytale. Okina is the name of the old bamboo cutter in the story who discovers princess Kaguya in a glowing bamboo plant.

The Okina offers three different temperatures of light: 3000k, 4000k, and 5000k. Each bulb is made of different materials that match the feel of the temperature: 3000k is ash wood, 4000k is marble, and 5000k is powder coated steel, which enables the user to interact with the fixture and adjust the lighting during the day.

To find more about Mikiya’s work, please visit https://www.artsthread.com/portfolios/okina/.