Having noticed how delicious bread has the power to make people feel happy and warm, Japanese artist and baker Yukiko Morita decided to harness this delicate charm and to let "the delicious light of bread gently illuminate" in the form of bread lamps.
Brilliantly crafted from just-baked artisan breads, each is one of a kind. To create the light within the bread's crust, the inside is hollowed out and kept for use in other recipes, so no crumb goes to waste. Also, if possible, unsold breads are used.
50,000-hour LED lights are carefully placed inside and the bread is coated with an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal resin to protect and seal the lamp for years to come. All products are made at Yukiko's workshop in Japan. As she says, "The more we understand bread, all the more we fall in love with bread."
The rustic, round boule captures the traditional techniques of countless French boulangeries. With its classic shape and amber glow, Yukiko’s Boule Lamp seems a celebration of the harvest moon rising over France.
Use on table or wall. Materials: Bread flour, cake flour, salt, yeast, LED lights, power cord with dimmer switch. Power supply: US power cord; LED lifetime: approx. 50,000 hours. Boule Lamp is 6” diameter.