More than meets the eye

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Produced by the most prominent designers in the industry, NEMO‘s lighting collections draw inspiration from a variety of sources. One such example is Arihiro Miyake‘s Kepler suspension lamp – designed with an intriguing shape that commands attention.


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Believe it or not, mathematical properties play an integral role in helping Kepler achieve its alluring look. Defined with curves, this contemporary luminaire has an appearance reminiscent of a “Möbius strip” – a seemingly infinite, one-sided surface with a single boundary and no end points, forming what appears to be a multi-dimensional loop.

Miyake’s take on the Möbius strip

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Discovered by mathematician August Möbius in 1858, the Möbius strip has sparked countless discussions for over a century. Not only did the breakthrough represent a significant development in the field of topology, but its existence also led to an expansive range of design possibilities.

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With a slight curve, the Möbius strip forms an infinite loop.

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The ribbon-like concept can be seen in the way that Miyake’s Kepler collection bends along its edges. The lamp expands its length while still curving in a manner that connects the one-sided surface to itself. Look closely and you’ll notice the illusion of multiple shapes coexisting in a tiered structure. The concept itself isn’t too difficult to grasp, but its application in the form of a lighting fixture is truly breathtaking!

Artful illumination

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Available in uplight and downlight configurations, Kepler’s sleek design illuminates in style – bringing a sophisticated feel to all spaces.

Kepler has a captivating look that can completely transform the feel of a room. Combined with today’s LED technology, its luminous twisted shape is an awe-inspiring sight of wonder for all onlookers. Whether placed above a dining table or in a living room, its impact on residential spaces is undeniable.


For more information on the Kepler collection – and Arihiro Miyake’s other lighting designs for NEMObrowse our website, connect with us, or visit a LightForm showroom near you.