Banga, the parasol light
Designed by Yonoh Creative Studio, the Banga pendant exemplifies the Valencia-based creative design studio’s quest to bring an understandability and functionality, freshness and uniqueness, to its creations. Available in two sizes, Banga is crafted using a series of individual sheets of veneer, each one connected via a lustrous metallic strip.
The Banga light’s combined veneer pieces and metal frame bear a resemblance to a plush brolly or indeed, to a well-dressed parasol. Banga enjoys an expressive Eastern world-like quality, together with a nod to neoclassicism and its principles of simplicity and symmetry.
Yonoh is a multidisciplinary creative studio set up by Clara del Portillo and Alex Selma in 2006. The studio is characterised by its simple, yet functional designs. Simplicity, innovation and originality, without extravagance, is the backbone of their design philosophy studying each small detail minutely in each of their projects. Their versatility, timelessness and adaptability are the cornerstones of the work done in their studio.
Clara and Alex, industrial designers by training, developed their careers separately during years until they met on a young designers exhibition in 2004. At the end of 2006, they present their first collection as Yonoh, an ambigram that represents the bicephalous character of the studio. From 2014 they collaborate as associate teachers with the Cardenal Herrera CEU University in Valencia and give lectures and workshops around the world promoting the Yonoh way of work.