Tuesday, June 1, 1999
Looking at a piece from Shigeru Uchida's Paper Moon collection, a conical table lamp poised with effortless grace, one is instantly moved by a silent sonnet that rings through the senses into the surrounding space. Indeed, Uchida confesses that it is music that inspires him, and with each design he creates a song in form and light, lifting the spirits of all who experience it.

Luminaire was more than pleased to introduce Uchida and his work with a special lecture held during the NeoCon World's Trade Fair 1999. This world-renown designer revealed Japanese influence on design and enlightened guests with the philosophies that drive his creations. In the showroom, Luminaire debuted the Paper Moon collection, allowing guests and visitors to interact with this elegant lighting series and experience it's full effects first hand.

Having completed a wide range of products in Japan and abroad, some of his most notable work includes the Wave building in Roppongi, a series of Yohji Yamamoto's boutiques, various Japanese tea-ceremony rooms and the Mojiko hotel. Uchida's smaller scale works can be found in the permanent collections of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts and others.

Uchida hopes to create 'designs that help people live together.' The Paper Moon collection invites a lyrical joy into people's homes, creating atmospheres suited to conversation, celebration, reflection, and creativity. Guests connected with one another as Uchida shared stories of his experiences, and most certainly, those who live with Paper Moon experience a tangible enrichment in the quality of their life with others.