From their excellent early foundation of innovation and craftsmanship Yamagiwa have radically reinvigorated their commitment to lighting manufacture, with a major launch in Milan in 2005 of a collection compiled of pieces by world-renowned designers Naoto Fukasawa, Ross Lovegrove, Shiro Kuramata, Shigeru Uchida, and Tokujin Yoshioka. Their collection is technically advanced, aesthetically diverse and set to become a list of lighting icons for the future.
Yamagiwa’s ‘systemX’ is a combination of the industrial materialisation and polymerisation of individual products, modularised into a “system” that is structural, flexible in application and above all, totally innovative in its enhancement of interior space. A single ‘X’ module can be configured to achieve ordered geometries from modules of 2 to 3 up to large horizontal or vertical planes of infinite number relating to architectural planes. The system has taken several years to evolve and its industrial refinement, economy and logic of installation make it a highly considered and modern lighting solution, benefiting from state of the art electronic technology, uniquely developed for this product. The product can be specified both for private and public use, beginning with small dimmable con-figurations for above the dinning table or conference room to large open expanses that can create zones of differing temperatures of light in collective or singular modules. Ross Lovegrove, March 2005