Based in Taiwan, KIMU introduces design into our environment by the most simple and natural ways. They believe that design exists in close proximity with humanity and their products will positively transform the world. It is the contrasting peaceful and dynamic qualities of The New Old Light that sets KIMU onto its journey of discovering new soul in old living objects. The traditional form and function of an oriental paper lantern meets with western design aesthetics and transforms into its beautiful new shape for the modern day lifestyles. The deconstruction and reinterpretation of a cultural imagery can also be seen on The New Old Vase when it disassociates itself from having an inherent volume, leaving only a linear structure that blurs the distinct personalities between the East and West.
Besides being poetic in bridging conflicting elements, KIMU’s works also leave plenty of rooms for the user’s imagination and interaction with their playful set-ups. The completion of every KIMU products such as lighting, table and ceiling lamps, vases are found only when used and loved in every day life.