Phantasma Set of Lamps by Mirei Ong
Set of 3 Phantasma lamps.
Phantasma is a light sculpture made in Italy, using fabric made in the Philippines according to the ancient traditions of weaving. At the end of the process a semi-transparent and light ghost-like shape is obtained.
- Dimensions (height x diameter): S 37.5 x 15 cm; M 60 x 24cm; L 75 x 30 cm
- Technique: weaving and sewing
- Materials: banana fiber
- Conditions of work: new
- Year of creation: 2016
Mirei Ong will be displaying her products at the DesignCircus XMas edition 2018 on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November 2018 in Corso Venezia 6, Milan, Italy.
Mirei Ong is a designer who lives and works in Milan, but who began her career in her native country, the Philippines. Working in her country of origin exposed her to the world of traditional furniture production, where everything is done by hand. In addition, this environment made her aware of problems related to the use of limited resources and ancient design traditions. Feeling the need to learn more about the technical aspects of design, she chose to move to Italy to attend the university course in Design and Engineering at the Milan Polytechnic. As a designer and as a person, her ambition is to explore all areas of design in order to view the world from different perspectives.
Founded in 1980, AMO lavita ONLUS is composed of the medical and nursing staff of the Operative Unit of Oncology of Milan’s San Carlo Borromeo Hospital as well as volunteers. Supporting the sick and their families is the aim of the association.
The association works to welcome oncological patients, help patients suffering from alopecia due to chemotherapy and support them in choosing a wig, give bed-ridden patients emotional support from specialized professional counselors, conduct scientific research projects on tumors, organize conferences to spread knowledge concerning oncologic disease, help transfer patients who live at home and who have economic difficulties getting from their home to the hospital and back, provide urgent tests directly at the patients’ houses, and help empower senior patients dismissed by the San Carlo Hospital, allowing them to access treatments.