Dec 11, 2006

After Saturday's Chron caution that bamboo won't always be the sustainable building product it is now, we can't blog this beautiful fixture as an environmentalist's righteous indulgence, so we'll just stick to its aesthetic features.

Waver is the handiwork of a young Kyoto craftsman named Yuusuke Yamamoto. He fire-roasts fine white bamboo to make it bendy, and then (to our eyes) re-creates the flame from the bamboo.

It's not a flame you can read by, but then again, a light sculpture like Waver is really all about creating atmosphere, warmth - dare we say heat - in your home.

Waver's heat is a cool $1280 at shokuninn.com.

(And for now at least, bamboo is considered a sustainable tree crop.)

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