Wooden Wife
Yena Young Tuesday 16 Jun 2015

Yena Young created this lighting product inspired by traditional Korean pillows; 'bamboo wife'.

In Korea they weave bamboo strips to create a long cylindrical form. In summer people hug this 'bamboo wife' when they sleep to keep well-ventilated. They say that men prefer to hug this pillow in summer rather than their wives in order to keep cool - and so it was named the 'bamboo wife'.

Yena Young has re-created this concept as lighting. The Wooden Wife casts beautiful shadows and one can easily change the bulb by stretching any opening. The Wooden Wife come in two varieties, a floor lamp or a pendant and can be featured either horizontally or vertically. Each ‘Wife’ is signed, numbered and handmade in Germany.