Statement: "Design is like mathematics: It's
harmonious in substance and always follows a certain formula"
Since 1984 Hidenori Kuge has specialised in the design of
lighting. He began his career at the renowned Shoici Uchiyama
Design Office and in 1997 established his own design firm, Kuge
Design Office. From here, he designs and develops unique lighting
solutions for a number of manufacturers in Japan and the rest of
the world. What distinguishes Hidenori Kuge as a remarkable
designer is his uncompromising ability to focus the development of
his designs so that illumination itself always takes first
priority, and light comes to its full expression.
Optimal functionality and unconventional design are the
fundamental features in Hidenori Kuge's lamps for Lightyears. Both
of these trademarks are expressed in the lamps' simple design
language, his fastidious choice of materials and logical