Sculptural Lamp Designs of significant Aesthetic Value by John Procario

Designer John Procario creates striking lighting objects by bending strips of ash or white oak to the purpose of breaking. This results into creative irregular shapes that appear to pay more tribute to art than practicability: “The idea for the lamps began by taking into consideration wood as a metaphor for the body. Wood will bend comfortably to some degree, then break; similar to a bone or muscle, wood has its limit“, explained the designer.Due to “limits” in every material he employs, no two lamps are a similar. The tactic used to create the general versions is steam bending, a process where thin strips of wood are placed right into a steam box, making their fibers pliable. Then it’s as much as the designer to govern the strips and laminate them together to form a rigid object. A LED strip is further glued to the product and added Plexiglas to diffuse a few of the light.