Design: Fall 2005

A slender 40” light is made from a solid piece of 2”x2”x20” Douglas-fir with a translucent white acrylic

diffuser duplicating the dimension of the wood limb.

When the light is illuminated, the wood grain pattern emerges inside the acrylic; a perfect mirror of the fir base.

Technology is utilized in an extremely arduous manner. The wood grain is scanned, traced into vectors and laser cut on the inside of the acrylic shade. It aims to highlight the dialectic of the synthetic and natural, while taking joy in the wondrously complicated patterning inherent to fir.

Fir Light

Photo: Shanghoon Jeong