Lumber Lamp by Hongtao Zhou

Artist and designer Hongtao Zhou has created Lumber Lamp (named Energy Wood) by band-sawing one piece of Ash lumber and steam-bending the strips to contain space and light. These strips transform the lumber into a dynamic sculptural mechanism, a lumber that delivers lights as well as visual forms. He also uses the same concept and band saw method to create large scale tree-shaped sculptures from lumber and bamboo for gallery spaces. The fiber reaches out from square-shaped lumber to express their life energy and remind us where the lumbers are from.

Recently, I am in love with band sawing American Ash wood to create functional sculptures. These trees are under attack by emerald ash borers. Many trees were killed and removed. There is a need to find ways to use these extra lumbers. I take the challenge to use them to create functional objects.

Designer : Hongtao Zhou

Lumber Lamp by Hongtao Zhou

Lumber Lamp by Hongtao Zhou

Lumber Lamp by Hongtao Zhou

Lumber Lamp by Hongtao Zhou

Lumber Lamp by Hongtao Zhou

Lumber Lamp by Hongtao Zhou

Lumber Lamp by Hongtao Zhou

Lumber Lamp by Hongtao Zhou

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