One of influences which shaped modern Japanese design was the Mingei (Folk Crafts) Movement. It emphasised the pursuit of practical beauty as well as the universal appeal of everyday craftwork design. Still present in contamporary Japanese design, these approaches affected also the design of Press Lamp. Here glass tubes are pressed as though they have been pinched, and the light source is ?tted into the narrowed space. It does not rely on a metal form, the compression of the glass produces a soft, organic form and imbues each lamp with a singular appearance.