Weave Your Lighting by Kwangho Lee


Weave Your Lighting is a project by Korean designer Kwangho Lee that is inspired by memories of his mother's knitting.

Below is an explanation of the project from Lee:


The biggest inspiration of this lighting is my mother's knitting hobbies during my childhood. Her knitted sweaters and gloves remind me of the good days of my childhood. I saw the neat pile of electric wires as yarns and soon decided to knit (weave) my own.

Rather than knitting with needles, I developed a new way of weaving the rubber but solid wires into long, scarf-like or brush-like form of lighting. They are weaved by one long wire, which varies in length-from 10 to 300meters.


Posted by Rose Etherington

Posted on Friday January 11th 2008 at 1:38 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • the frog

    If this is all knitted with a single electric wire, this is a serious hazard! It can overheat and even catch fire !!
    Be aware my friend.

  • K. Rimane

    @ first picture. Find it quite repulsive even when i’m not thinking of hair. As for the rest, although i find some of them very nice, I tend to agree with Frog. it could be dangerous especially if you happen to have pets at home.

  • razif

    err… reminds of more of the scary korean movies instead ….

  • Sam

    Oh my god, inspired by memories of his mother’s knitting? She must have been terrible!

  • http://www.kwangholee.com Kwangho

    to answer to frog&K.rimane, eventhough it’s all made out of single electric wire, it’s not dangerous at all. I have researched and tested it out with factories where I order the wires and also use bulbs of very low watts.

  • http://www.mussertoth.com Musser

    I’ve really got to stop looking at so many design sites.

    So many design schools. So many graduates each and every semester. Each looking to make their mark… at any cost.

    I propose a moratorium on all things ‘designed.’

    What do you say? One year off? Just one. How about one week?

  • xie

    i’d like to point out that this technique has been employed in many of tim hawkinson’s pieces way before this.

  • http://www.creativeflairchic.blogspot.com All Things Bright and Beautiful


    Good on you I say !!

    Its innovative, out there and people are reacting to it!.

    Tho I hope you dont mind me saying – the last pic looks like my hair being pulled out of the bath plug!:-)

    But don’t let that discourage you!!

    Keep up the good work:-) :-)

  • http://www.homerejuvenation.blogspot.com Stan

    Putting aside the fact this functions basically as a light, it sure looks great as a sculptural art in itself.

  • http://www.nearandfar.wordpress.com Felicia

    I had the pleasure of meeting Kwangho and visiting his studio here in Seoul and I must say that he’s very talented. He’s doing some new with everyday materials, materials that we usually try to hide. I think they are wonderful sculptural pieces. Anything is better than a simple floor lamp with a lacy design that’s being pushed in your face these days and being called “Art”. I had a great responses on my website to his work both here in Asia and abroad. Keep up the innovative work, Kwangho.

    Felicia Shelton, Photoographer

  • togon

    Did anyone find my wig? I seem to have misplaced it. What? It’s on fire?

  • http://www.jennifertoulmin.com Jenny Toulmin

    I’m inspired. Lovely, lovely work. Congratulations Kwangho.


  • Q

    A little extravagant, but nice.

  • Ren

    Arik Levy did the same project not so long ago, but his approach was less intricate.

  • charles

    what the fcuk is this?

  • maumi

    dese he knows ariklevy?
    pitiful artwork :<

  • http://www.priyamani.com Priya Mani

    I am appalled at how people react to someone’s creative work. I think it is subjective, and if some one does not have any constructive criticism, they should refrain from commenting. Kwangho, I dont think you should be too bothered. Nice exploration,

  • Dong-Eun

    I’d like to ask about your work urgently.

    Please reply as soon as possible to my e-mail address after u check this.

  • LAR

    Arik Levy!!!

  • yoojung

    NNNNNNNice stuFF!!

    i like his design!

  • mav

    Koreans are getting better at copying !!!