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Bowed Lumber Lighting

The June Chandelier Delivers a Warm Elegance Where Metal's Not Up to Snuff

— June 20, 2012 — Art & Design
It isn't common to come across an electrical candelabra crafted of timber, especially not sculpted in the manner of the June Chandelier. This exquisite fixture features curvaceous branches that mimic the elegant hooks of its elaborate cast metal counterparts.

Rich and grainy oak has been sawed into long and slender cuttings then manipulated to produce shapely boughs that cluster to form the chic rustic pendant lamp. The industrial intervention is evident in the crisp lines and the perfect arching forms, but Mikko Paakkanen's piece exudes an organic reference beyond its woody finish, with its offshoots that extend to inconsistent lengths.

At the tips of these branches you'll notice tiny rectangular lightbulbs. These avoid visually competing with the grandness of the June Chandelier's luxurious lumber bends, making the spectacle about the sculpture first, then its emission of warm light.
Trend Themes
1. Natural Material Lighting - Designing lighting fixtures using natural materials like timber presents disruptive innovation opportunities in the lighting industry.
2. Organic-inspired Designs - Creating lighting fixtures that mimic organic shapes and forms provides disruptive innovation opportunities for designers in the lighting industry.
3. Rustic Industrial Fusion - Blending rustic and industrial elements in lighting designs offers disruptive innovation opportunities to create unique and visually striking fixtures.
Industry Implications
1. Interior Design - Incorporating natural material lighting fixtures in interior design projects can create a warm and organic ambiance, presenting disruptive innovation opportunities in the industry.
2. Home Decor - Offering organic-inspired lighting fixtures as part of home decor collections can attract customers seeking unique and nature-inspired designs, leading to disruptive innovation opportunities.
3. Lighting Manufacturing - Integrating rustic and industrial elements into lighting manufacturing processes can result in distinctive and innovative products, opening up disruptive innovation opportunities in the industry.
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