The Doll by Ionna Vautrin
The traditional Japanese garment has long endeared itself to us with its prints and patterns, influencing disciplines as diverse as fashion design, product design, architecture and art. As the kimono finds itself once again at a creative crossroads, tl.mag explores the traces of its rich history through a selection of novel interpretations across Asia and the rest of the world. Here is a fresh recently launched product by Ionna Vautrin, The Doll designed for Foscarini. Continuing her collaboration with the famous Italian lighting design company Foscarini, the French designer takes inspiration from wooden Japanese Kokeshi dolls with different proportions. We could see it as a natural continuation of her Binic and Orient-inspired pendant light, Chouchin. Its bulbous blown glass shade is fixed on a plastic circular base and comes in four colours : red, green, grey and ivory, offering further opportunities for customisation.