By mixing modern design with traditional craft technique, this LED illumination device gives the impression of solid wood radiating light. Which may or may not be entirely true. The wood part is true enough. The solid part, not so much. The wooden shell is actually very very thin, chipped using a special Japanese technique called ‘Rokuro’. The socket is aluminum, giving the ensemble a modern feel. This kind of lamp is especially useful in wooden cabins, as it will blend in with the woodiness of it all.

Having won theĀ Kyoto renaissance design competition, the wooden light bulb is still under development. Let’s hope it’ll be available to the grand public sooner rather than later.