Menu launches the Hashira Collection, a modern, Nordic take on the traditional Japanese rice paper lantern. A fusion of East and West, Hashira is a new collection of floor, table and pendant lamps for modern spaces. Designed by Norm Architects, the collection takes its cues from visits to traditional Japanese Washi papermakers and its name from the Japanese word for column or pillar.
The cylindrical Hashira floor Lamp rises from the floor. The translucent fabric shade not only acts as a diffuser, projecting the light in multiple directions while creating a cosy, glare-free ambience, it also adds appeal that enhances the softness of an interior. Shaped from the basic geometric form in architecture, the slender Hashira table lamp is set on a wooden base that underpins the minimalist expression and is visible through the translucent fabric shade that softly diffuses the light in multiple directions.
The Hashira Cluster, a trio of pendants suspended from a black textile cord, is in two sizes (small and large) and the collection’s single pendant light, available in two sizes, is created with the same column-like shape as the floor and table lamps to fill spaces with cosy, ambient light.