The Japan debut of 100% Design, an event held during Tokyo Design Week earlier this month, was a strong one, which emphasized cutting-edge interiors. The show already has a well-earned reputation in London as one of the top events on designers' calendars. Although most of the big manufacturers in the field were well represented, we're turning our spotlight on a few of our favorite picks from some of the smaller, mostly independent creators.

As far as names go, Spore doesn't really conjure up visions of attractive products for your home's interior, but Chihiro Tanaka's malleable materials and odd shapes make the Spore lamp a pleasant, if surprising, lighting solution. His use of fabric reflects time spent working under Issey Miyake, as well as an educational background in the field of fashion technology.