Gaku is an innovative modular light centered around an open ash frame that sets up for a world of options. Designed by Nendo for Flos, it is available in two models, Gaku wire and Gaku wireless. The wire model features a small white or black polycarbonate pendant light suspended inside the frame. The pendant’s height can be adjusted, and the brightness is modified through a push-button dimmer switch on the power cord. The wireless model integrates an induction charger in the frame that powers a lamp through non-contact charging. The portable luminary can be moved to provide light wherever needed. Featuring four levels of brightness controlled through a dimmer switch on the light fitting, the fixture can operate for six to 48 hours autonomously. A battery indicator light shows when it needs to be recharged.
Gaku and Sawaru
Oki Sato is Chief Designer and Founder of Nendo. Born in 1977 in Toronto, Canada, he received his M.Arch. from Waseda University, Tokyo in 2002. He established the design studio “nendo” in the same year. His activity in the design world has not been limited to only one area but is rather multifarious, spanning from graphic and product design to designing furniture, installations, windows, and interiors, and even reaches into the realm of architecture. He has been chosen by the Newsweek magazine as one of “The 100 Most Respected Japanese” and won many “Designer of the Year” mention by Wallpaper and Elle Decor magazines. Nendo can be found in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and Centre Pompidou in Paris.
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