Designer: Isao Hosoe

Production: Valenti, Italy, 1969

Awards and recognitions: Gold Medal at Lubiana Design Review  1973

On permanent display at: Brooklyn Museum in New York, 20th Century Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum , London, Triennale di Milano.


From the objects of this period only a few sketches exist: the product was born from a kind of ready-made, functional assembly operation, from already existing elements.

Hebi is perhaps one of the most celebrate products designed by Isao Hosoe.

“Its history is simple. I discovered that pipe for electric cables was sold in great quantities and at a low price.

I showed it to Valenti and a few hours later the the lamp was born.”