wooden lightbulbs before, but this unique fixture from Japanese product designer Ryosuke Fukusada actually lets the light shine through the wooden casing. Using a traditional Japanese craft technique called "rokuro," Fukusada chipped away at the wooden enclosure until the material was thin enough to be illuminated. An LED device inside provides a soft, warm glow through the wood.
Though the bulb is still a concept, there's no doubt it would make a beautiful accent fixture if it ever becomes a real product. Via Design Milk MORE EXPOSED LIGHTBULB FIXTURES ON APARTMENT THERAPY: • Exposed Bulb Light Fixtures • The New Look Of The Light Bulb: Are You Ready? • Back To Basics: Simple Light Bulb Light Fixtures (Images: Ryosuke Fukusada)