The Versatile Bamboo Light System Bringing A Bit of the Orient Home

The Versatile Bamboo Light System Bringing A Bit of the Orient Home

Range Govindan
Mar 23, 2009

Lighting is often overlooked, but an integral part of any space. The wrong lights just make some places look bad. Usually, a few well placed lights can make all of the difference. That's why we think that the Bamboo lights are really neat. They enable you to pretty much customize your lighting scheme the way you want it. The Bamboo lights are made out of segments to build floor, ceiling, and wall lamps. The different shapes can be assembled anyway you want.

The Bamboo Light System reminds me a bit of the Zipper Luminaire we featured last week. It's perfect to create lighting for your own space the way you want it. What I enjoyed about Zipper Luminaire works also for the Bamboo lights. The main difference is that the Bamboo lights are more like actual lights, instead of being embedded in a surface. This makes things easier for some lighting designs. The Bamboo lights were designed by Pedro Reinoso for Yamagiwa.

For example, it would be easy to assemble these against a wall and use some kind of material to reflect them away, hiding them behind a couch or a bookshelf would also work. This situation would also create some diffuse lighting, which would look good in a multitude of different environments and contexts. The other way to use these is kind of like DIY neon lighting. That would make some interesting shapes all around a space, continually being lit from the same source. All in all, I really like these types of lighting options. They make it easy to customize lights for your home. [via PicoCool, photos by Nacasa & Partners]

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