With a collection of lamps that look good enough to eat, and almost impossible not to be tempted to go at them with a bread knife and slices of cheese, Pampshade has become a homeware favourite.
The brand was founded by Japanese artist Yukiko Morita, after time working in a bakery. The amount of food waste from the unsold loaves at the end of each day was an issue for Morita, so she set out to find a new way to create art, with bread as the focus.
Her range of functioning lamps are made using real pieces of bread covered in a layer of resin to protect and preserve it, and then fitted with interior lights that gently illuminates your room. The leftovers from the hollowing out process are kept for use in recipes such as rusks, French toast, and croutons to ensure that no waste is left behind. If it can’t be used to create an interesting light feature, it will certainly be a welcome addition to dinner.