The forerunner to Wind-lit: Solar (2005). Powered by a button battery. Around 200 prototypes were order-sold at the shows.


If any of the prototype Wind-lits purchased were received broken or failed to light, please feel free to contact us.


In the foreground of the photo at right is efish owner Shin Nishibori (not Yoshiaki Nishimura of LW)

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Wind-lit (prototype)

IDEE CAFFE, Tokyo; efish, Kyoto (2001/10)

“What does the wind look like?” we wondered…

Wind-lit is the prototype of a small lantern that lights in response to the breeze. As evening approaches, and darkness falls, the lamps begin to flicker on.

The prototypes were exhibited for nine days each at two breezy cafes: Caffe @IDEE in Tokyo’s Minami Aoyama district and at efish in the Gojo Rakuen district of Kyoto. We hung around 200 Wind-lits in and outside the cafes, and gazed at the wind passing through.

Tokyo
10/06窶錀14 IDEE CAFFE (Minami Aoyama)
10/10窶錀14 Takeo Aoyama Showroom (Jingumae)

Kyoto
10/20窶錀28 efish (Gojo Rakuen)

For the design and engineering we engaged Kei Fukuda and Yoshihiro Shimomura.

→ Making of Wind-lit (2001)
(Text in Japanese only; forgive us!)

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Planning/direction: Yoshiaki Nishimura (LW)
Design/engineering: Kei Fukuda (maf*maf), Yoshihiro Shimomura (SDK)
Art direction: Tariho Fujimoto (LW)

Production assistance: Shinohara
Production/assembly support: Tomoko Shintani, Yasuko Seki, Reiko Shiga, Fumi Umehara, Hiroshi Yamagami, Yuji Okamura
Wind sensor: Presstone (Eiichi Takase)
Aluminum cap: Asami Seisakujo
Paper provided by Takeo Co., Ltd. (PR Dept. Hiroyuki Iso, Kosuke Miyazaki)
DM printed by Sanwa Printing, Kosai

Special thanks to Ken Katsuta, Teruo Kurosaki, Yuri Nomura, Takeo Okuma, Yuichi Tsukada, Yoko Dobashi, Shin and Tsukasa Nishibori, Kyosuke Sakakura, Katsumi Sakurai, Keiko Akiba, Masayuki Kuramochi, Hiroshi Yasutomi, Tom Vincent, Kazumi Udagawa, Ayako Fukuda, Tetsuya Kadowaki, Chihiro Tanaka, Shinohara

VIDEO: at IDEE CAFFE, edit: Kei Fukuda

VIDEO: at efish, edit: Kei Fukuda

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