LamX, the beautiful and emotional artwork has been installed for HIDA, a Japanese restaurant in Hawthorne, New York, United States of America. As you may know, LamX is an interactive light artwork. The LamX welcomes everyone who comes into the restaurant with a completely different way.

Slow warm incandescent lights
This LamX HIDA Edition uses many of long vintage light bulbs. It is an incandescent light bulb which is an electric light with a wire filament heated to such a high temperature that it glows with visible light.(wikipedia) So it lights up slowly and fades out slowly. It feels very warm and gives you to chance to see a trace of light when they are many and they work together. You may think it looks like the light is following you. LED light has no ability to make this happened. That's why Han is always use an incandescent light bulb for this LamX artwork.

Short video on Instagram

You may wonder about the restaurant. Here is a story of the place.
Hida is name of a town in Japan where the Gassho-style building originated. Gassho-zukuri 合掌造り is literally translates to “clasped-hands.” Clasped hands refers to the steeply slanted roof that allows rain and snow to fall straight off it, preventing water from getting through the roof into the home.
The building that houses the restaurant is a 400-year-old Japanese farmhouse. The farmhouse was dismantled in Hida, Japan and brought piece by piece to Hawthorne, NY where it was reconstructed in the early 1970s.
In the 1970s, a Japanese restauranteur went the extra mile than most to create an authentic atmosphere for diners by importing historic “Gassho” dwellings from Japan’s rugged Hida region piece by piece. So named for the pitch of their roofs resembling praying hands (the word’s literal translation), the unique structures are national treasures in Japan, dating to a post-civil war period of the 12th century civil wars when survivors of a conquered clan first built them.

Check the LamX out yourself and also enjoy Japanese foods, a garden, a koi pond.
Contact Han Lee to request to build LamX for your space or ask about the artwork.
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