The new overcoming the old is more or less a universal convention. This is true for people and things alike. Nonetheless, the coexistence of past and present is also a noteworthy phenomenon. The combination of old and new elements gives rise to a unique art form which is not quite contemporary, yet not quite archaic. The Wooden Light Bulb is a contraption founded on similar notions that gives an impression of solid wood radiating light.
On the modern front, it is equipped with LED instead of the traditional tungsten element, yet on the traditional end, the illuminating body is wrapped in wooden shell employing “ROKURO,” Japan’s acclaimed crafting technique. The socket has been finished in aluminum and rightly so. Not only does it participate in an elegant fusion with wood but also imparts the contemporary character to the bulb. The final product places itself at a very modish juncture between utility and decor, making it a desirable piece of aesthetic lighting for your indoors.
The project has been a winner of Kyoto renaissance competition and is currently under development. The traditional craft technique is the real value behind the bulb. More than just a lamp, the bulb means to preserve cultural heritage and man’s timeless link to his true roots, nature. It was wood that gave light and heat to the oldest of civilizations. This lovely illuminant contrivance is perhaps symbolic of that golden age.
Via: Ryosuke Fukusada