"How i found light and space in a teeming city"

by Yuumi Abe, 2013

I’ve lived in Nakano, Tokyo for around 2 years, moving here from the Shiogama, Miyagi prefecture.

Like any big city, it’s hectic at times but I find peace and quiet at Kiyosumi Garden and the Koishikawa Botanical Gardens. Amid the hustle of the city, the gardens overflow with light and space. Maybe that’s what inspired me to come up with my idea for the Nachtmann NextGen project. Actually, my inspiration probably came from diverse sources … architecture, natural landscape, sun streaming through the leaves of trees, even piles of objects. My idea is to explore the space beneath a glass or vase … space that to me is alive with exciting possibilities.