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Peter Ivy “Shape of Light”

ARTS&SCIENCE is pleased to announce the exhibition of glass blower Peter Ivy. This exhibition, which will tour three cities: Tokyo, Kyoto, and Fukuoka, will showcase his latest pendant light creations, the culmination of several years of research into lighting.

Event details

At this exhibition, Peter Ivy will unveil his latest groundbreaking creation: a pendant light featuring a shade made of white glass. Ivy’s process involved visualizing lighting fixture concepts, designing components using CAD, and prototyping them by physically creating the parts with a 3D printer. Each glass shade is meticulously hand-blown without the use of molds, and all the fixtures are bespoke, crafted to order.

 

Alongside the introduction of these new creations, this exhibition will also feature long-awaited classics such as ‘Yakumi’ and pitcher pieces. We look forward to welcoming you.

MESSAGE

“Set against the rare panorama of shrines and temples standing side by lies the ‘Ryudo Kenkyusho’ studio and home-gallery nestled within a 70-year-old traditional Japanese house that I personally designed and continue to renovate. It’s been around six years since the building reconstruction got underway, and over the past few years, while living in my nearly completed home, I’ve been contemplating lighting.

 

The ever-changing relationship between natural light and space, unfolding with each passing moment. Just the right amount of light where it’s needed.

 

Crafted without molds, each glass shade is hand-blown individually. White glass diffuses light throughout the space, while mirrored glass offers a glimpse of the bulb’s filament. I particularly enjoy the soft glow gently spilling from the top, reminiscent of old lanterns, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

 

I conceptualized and designed the solid copper fixtures connecting the shade and the socket using CAD, and I was also particular about having them produced by a domestic manufacturing company.

 

Pairing the age-old skill of glass blowing, dating back 2000 years, with cutting-edge modern technology – isn’t this contrast fascinating?

 

The resulting piece then eventually achieves its final form through the gradual transformation of the copper fixtures into a refined black patina over time.”

 

― Peter Ivy

Request for visitors to the exhibition at our Tokyo and Kyoto stores:

  • The exhibition period varies by location. Please be sure to check the details of the store you wish to visit in advance.
  • Depending on the circumstances, we may implement a purchase quantity limit.
  • Depending on the circumstances, you may be asked to wait before entering, or entry may be refused.
  • Due to the nature of the exhibits, we kindly request that those with children elementary school age and younger refrain from entering.

To prevent overcrowding, reservations will be required for the following time periods on the opening day of the exhibition at our Tokyo and Kyoto stores. If you wish to make a reservation, please review the reservation form and secure your booking within the specified timeframe.

Reservations required for the following time periods:

 

OVER THE COUNTER:
April 5th (Friday) 11:00 – 16:00

 

HIN / Arts & Science:
April 19th (Friday) 11:00 – 14:00

 

Thank you for your kind understanding and cooperation.

Rokkakei Pendant Light L / White
Rokkakei Pendant Light S / White
Yakumi Set
Pitcher

PROFILE

Glass blower. Based in Toyama Prefecture, Japan, Peter Ivy’s studio, ‘Ryudo Kenkyusho,’ produces a diverse range of works from art pieces to everyday objects. Under the concept of “creating works that become more beautiful through use,” Ivy crafts pieces that are delicate yet warm and highly practical. These glass pieces, characterized by striking harmonies of subtle colors, seamlessly integrate into different environments. A&S has been showcasing Ivy’s works since 2012.

EVENT DETAILS

TITLE

Peter Ivy “Shape of Light”

TOKYO

OVER THE COUNTER
April 5th (Friday) — April 14th (Sunday) 2024 / 11:00 – 19:00
Artist will be present: April 13th (Saturday)
*The shop is closed on Tuesdays

KYOTO

HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
April 19th (Friday) — April 29th (Monday/Holiday) 2024 / 11:00 – 19:00
Artist will be present: April 27th (Saturday)
*The shop is closed on Tuesdays

FUKUOKA

A&S FUKUOKA
April 26th (Friday) — May 6th (Monday/Holiday) 2024 / 11:00 – 19:00
Artist will be present: April 29th (Monday/Holiday)

Reservation Application Form
  • For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.