Isn’t there a saying that if Lenny Kravitz likes it, it has to be cool? If there isn’t, there should be. And it’s no stretch to say that the Z1 Black Paper Pendant, chosen for the Kravitz-designed model unit at 75 Kenmare in Nolita, passes this test with flying colors.
Z1, manufactured by Ay Iluminate and distributed by Global Lighting, stands out via its use of handcrafted black bamboo, sheathed in paper with a perforated pattern that creates a modulated effect of pleasant ambient light.
The aesthetic is a kind of “Tropical Urban,” as the handmade paper (from an island in the Philippines) is an artisanal product, sourced from mulberry bark and hand-woven into its eclectic form.