Kenji Kimura – Ki – Task Light

Ki is a highly functional minimal task light that was the result of an 18 week project. The form of the light was inspired by Japanese aesthetics, specifically the Kanji character for tree, Ki. The light rests upon a three legged base with silicone feet for stability. It also features a rechargeable wireless lithium-ion battery for extra portability. The light shaft can be removed and used as a casual flashlight. The brightness can be adjusted by simply turning the knob at the end. Each metal part for the prototype was modeled in SolidWorks, CNC machined from aluminum, and anodized.