InLight Gobos has signed Mula Corporation in Tokyo, Japan as an exclusive dealer for InLight Gobos products. Mula Corporation is headed by the world-renowned lighting designer Mitsumasa Hayashi.
“I have nothing but respect for InLight Gobos and their marvelous products,” says Hayashi. “I have used both their standard catalog patterns along with their custom glass patterns. The quality of custom patterns is exquisite, yet the turnaround time is very quick. I'm very impressed with their work.”
Hayashi has lit everything from theatre and opera to architectural installations. His recent design credits include John Ken Nuzzo Mozart: His Life, His Operas (National Tour), Yumi Matsutoya YUMING Love the Earth Final (Aichi EXPO), Masaharu Fukuyama 15th Anniversary: We're Bros. Freedom Tour (National Tour), and Physical Theatre En I Ost (Theatre Apple).
Hayashi also has had experience with marketing lighting equipment in Japan. “I find what works for me and my work. If it works for me, I know that other designers and artists can benefit from them as well. That's where I see the great business opportunities. I'm certain that this new relationship with InLight Gobos is going to be very successful.”
Rick Hutton, president of InLight Gobos, is excited about the new agreement. “Mr. Hayashi has used InLight products exclusively for his productions for the past few years, so it was a natural progression. It is a departure from our current business model, where we only sell direct in the US market. However, we saw huge potential in creating a relationship with Mr. Hayashi in Japan. He has his finger on the pulse of the Japanese market, which has an ever growing need for high-quality, high-resolution glass gobos so we are very excited about this blossoming relationship.”