LYNX – A Flexible Wooden Lamp That Creates Cool Effects of Light and Shadow


Lynx is a flexible wooden lamp project submitted by Leonardo Criolani. It’s a project result from his study of particular cutting shapes using new technique. Read his explanation below.

“With Lynx I tried to use a material such as MDF wood, in a new way, through the technique and the study of particular cutting shapes.”

The natural and simplicity of the shape of the lamp is the key in this project, a simple curve that intersects itself and an interlocking joint as a joining element. The material becomes flexible and soft thanks to the laser cutting pattern, which in addition to making the material malleable, has the function of creating effects of light through the passage of the decorations created by the lasering process, effects and shadows all around. The external finish is given by a digital serigraphy printing, that give me the possibility to create particular effects not only of full colors but also of textures and graphic effects.

LYNX - Flexible Wooden Lamp by Leonardo Criolani

LYNX - Flexible Wooden Lamp by Leonardo Criolani

The idea was born after creating two other projects through the use of laser cutting, but in a different material, in plexyglass. Leonardo Criolani wanted to do more design experiments with this technology but using other materials. He felt the need to start this new design from this type of wood, usually used for furniture components, such as in kitchens and tables, but now in a new way. The main element of this lamp is the material that creates the shape and interacts with light and shadows. A very simple, geometric, clean line, seen from the front, is just a line. The light, positioned in the upper inner part, creates a homogeneous effect of light aided by the choice to keep the interior white.

LYNX - Flexible Wooden Lamp by Leonardo Criolani

LYNX - Flexible Wooden Lamp by Leonardo Criolani

LYNX - Flexible Wooden Lamp by Leonardo Criolani

LYNX - Flexible Wooden Lamp by Leonardo Criolani

LYNX - Flexible Wooden Lamp by Leonardo Criolani

Tuvie received “LYNX – Flexible Wooden Lamp” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.



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