Japanese artist Yukio Takano wants to bring the beauty of bioluminescence indoors with these strikingly realistic and enchanting mushroom lights. Takano's delicate handcrafted pieces are embedded with LEDs that give the colorful sculptures an ethereal and long-lasting glow. The tiny mushroom lamps are set atop a base made from reclaimed driftwood.
We previously featured Takano’s work in 2010, and the artist has since produced hundreds more of his handcrafted mushroom lamps. According to at home vox, Takano can produce an average of 15 lamps every two months. His unique creations sell out incredibly quick (as noted by Tokyobling) and, due to their delicate nature, are only sold locally and are not shipped abroad.
Takano crafts the mushrooms out of dyed resin clay. The LED and wiring are skillfully hidden inside the tiny mushroom sculpture and inside the reclaimed driftwood base. Some of the lamps come with a plastic on/off dial for a playful retro touch.