The inner layer of the lamp is made of white wood, which is thin enough that it allowed the light to shine through the undulating patterns carved into the gourd. Once carved, the gourd was then mounted on a “stem” of waxed string.
Though the lamp itself is only 16 inches tall, its design allows it to project expansive, eye-popping patterns of light. In his website bio Krawczynski says he has a “scientific mind,” and you can certainly see this in the engrossing precision of his creations.
This table lamp, called the “Continuo Knot”, uses a markedly different technique from his other models. The white strip weaving through the gourd is made from three knots, woven together in complex ways to create a 125 inches continuously long strip.