Today I am featuring Calabarte’s gourd lamps. Gorgeous.
Calabarte makes his lamps out of Senegalese gourds. The white surfaces are wood that is carved to a deeper level, allowing brighter light to pass through. The thickness of the gourd generally does not exceed 4mm.
Standing Lamp XV String structure, by Calabarte
I love the shadows cast by his intricate carvings. The gourds are generally 20 – 22 cm. in diameter, and the bases are carved in wood and finished with natural Italian oil.
Standing Lamp XV String structure, Calabarte
The picture above shows the intricacy of the carving in daylight. Calabarte has a website, but it is still in progress. You can see more of his work on his Deviant Art page, which also has a link to his Flickr account.
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