In Japanese, the word “awa” is used to describe a bubble of air trapped within a liquid. The design of this delicate light was inspired by the notion of soft glass that has retained its shape after being inflated. The aim is to give the impression of a luminous ball of air floating gently in space when viewed from below. Another special characteristic of the design is that the wood and metal parts appear to be made of glass, as if they were stoppers keeping the air from escaping. A recent addition to the collection is a new version featuring frosted glass in the top half of the light.