Inspired by the art of the traditional Japanese form of archery, Kyudo is a minimalist floor lamp by German designers Hansandfranz for Italian furniture manufacturer Kundalini who interpreted its philosophy of focusing on the ceremonial aspect of the discipline rather than the targeted goal into its design.
With its frame made of aluminum, LED lights run along the profile of the arc that resembles the bow. The arc is adjustable on a sliding track, allowing the direction of the light to move along the frame. So elegant in its form and proportions, it has been a favorite fixture of mine simply because it challenges how a traditional floor lamp is typically lit. It practices both in form and concept the state of shin-zen-bi, which means “truth-goodness-beauty”, the philosophy carried in the art of Kyudo.