Thousands of small pieces of straw are glued together on a mould forming a half sphere. This translucent honeycomb structure is then detached from the mould and mounted as a lampshade.
The natural variations in size and colour of the stalks creates a vibrant pattern. The light through the straw gives a warm ambiance with golden reflections.
Ruche (beehive in French) was awarded second prize in the design competition Prix Paille organized by the Strohmuseum in Wohlen, Switzerland.
materials: oat straw, steel frame, compact fluorescent lamp
size: Ø 45 cm