Phase is a minimalist lighting collection by Japanese designer Baku Sakashita that expresses the waxing and waning of the moon. The collection consists of three objects: a table lamp, a pendant lamp, and a floor lamp. Each piece consists of two main elements: a round disc representing the moon and an LED light source. These two elements are connected by a filigree black arc.
The disc can be magnetically rotated and fixed at any angle and serves as a reflector for the incoming light, which is a metaphor for the respective phases of the moon. Likewise, the entire element can be moved in an arc, expressing the revolution of the moon.
Baku Sakashita, the founder of STUDIO BAKU, has a unique and diverse professional background. Initially working in the medical industry, his path led him into the world of design. He earned his master’s degree in design from Musashino Art University in Tokyo and then from ECAL/Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, focusing on luxury and craft design.
Since establishing his studio in Tokyo, Sakashita has emphasized the integration of design and craft. His works, characterized by the combination of traditional Japanese craftsmanship and contemporary design, are known for their attention to detail.
The signature work “SUKI” earned him international recognition and was exhibited by the prestigious design magazine Wallpaper* as well as in galleries such as Rossana Orlandi Gallery in Milan.
With the Phase lighting collection, Sakashita developed a minimalist lighting collection that is both delicate and sculptural. With a penchant for detail, the designer here combines form and function in an aesthetic way.
Aesence is an independent art and design publication dedicated to minimalist aesthetics. Founded out of a deep appreciation and fascination, Aesence aims to promote awareness and appreciation of minimalism in art and design.