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Curvaceous Wooden Lighting

John Procario Bends and Reshapes Wood to Create Artistic Illuminators

— July 10, 2013 — Art & Design
John Procario is an American designer who is doing some amazing things with wood. Procario has created wooden lamps that bend in a most unnatural way. The lamps are designed to mimic the human body in the sense that our limbs can be extremely flexible, but at a certain point our bones will break and our muscles will tear.

The designer creates his lamps using strips of ash wood and white oak. The wood is then put into a steam box where it becomes malleable and flexible. Procario then joins the wood together and laminates it, installing LED lights after the body of the lamp has formed. John Procario's lamps are like none other, and are as much a work of art as they are a piece of lighting.
Trend Themes
1. Curvaceous Lighting - Using malleable strips of wood to create flexible, organic lighting designs.
2. Flexible Wooden Design - Exploring new ways to bend and reshape wood, offering possibilities for furniture and decor design as well as lighting.
3. Body-inspired Lamps - Taking inspiration from the human body to create unique and organic light fixtures with a sculptural quality.
Industry Implications
1. Lighting Design - Innovative lighting designers can experiment with malleable materials, like wood, to create unique and artistic pieces that also serve as functional lighting.
2. Furniture Design - Designers can experiment with new techniques for bending and shaping wood, opening up new avenues in furniture design.
3. Art and Sculpture - Procario's approach to functional lighting as a form of art can inspire other artists to create sculptural pieces that also light up a space.
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