Artist Turns Real Loaves of Bread into Illuminating Lamps

Quirky Table Lamps by Pampshade

Improvements in lighting technology have made ordinary table lamps a thing of the past. Brighter bulbs with longer life spans and greater portability mean that lighting design inspiration is not limited by these constraints and can come from a variety of places—like cracked eggs, optical illusions, and jellyfish. Japanese artist Yukiko Morita continues this trend with table and wall lamps that are made out of bread. Yes—the same baked good we all enjoy has also found a place in illuminating our homes.

Calling her collection Pampshade, the quirky table lamps and wall mounts are made from real loaves of bread. Figuring out the design was no easy feat, but the endeavor has been Morita's passion project for the last 10 years. “I love bread. Bread is cute,” she explained. “I want to display it in my room and stare at it.” Don't we all?

Morita's lamps look good enough to eat. Using ingredients that include bread flour, yeast, LED lighting, and batteries—as well as some secret ingredients—she's able to bake them into fluffy loaves. A layer of resin preserves the texture, as if the bread just came out of the oven.

Pampshade products are now available in Morita’s online shop. From croissants to baguettes, your favorite types of bread now ship internationally.

Japanese artist Yukiko Morita has taken quirky table lamps to a new level with Pampshade.

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She bakes real loaves of bread, places LED lights inside, and applies a layer of resin over top.

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The result is lighting design that casts a warm glow in your space.

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They are now available to mount on the wall and are ready to ship worldwide.

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h/t: [Spoon & Tamago]

All images via Pampshade.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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