Serpentine Lamps Drilled from Coconut Shells Cast Dazzling Patterns of Light

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Vainius Kubilius handcrafts lamps that don’t only light a space, but transform the feel of an entire room, casting elongated patterns on the walls, ceiling, and floor. Each lamp is created from coconut, suede, and cork, unusual materials that give each twisted creation an almost snake-like appearance.

The coconut forms the head of each lamp, drilled with thousands of holes to allow the light to spill out in a variety of intricately formed patterns. Kubilius explains that he must blow the dust from each hole he drills, enabling the viewer to get a sense of how many breaths he took in order to produce each handcrafted lamp.

Kubilius is inspired by Polish artist Przemek Krawczński who carves lamps out of gourds in equally dazzling patterns. You can see more of Kubilius’ lamps on his Etsy shop. (via My Modern Met)

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