Bread Lamps Collection

Bread Lamps Collection


This is the kind of creativity that really appeals to us. It is artistic inspiration combined with the living, breathing warmth of bread, delivered to you in a new form. Fabulous!

Bread Lamps Collection

Flour, water, salt, yeast. Combined with a person’s hands and heat, these things become bread. Thin bread. Round bread. Light, flaky bread. Dense, chewy bread. Bread is not simply something to fill one’s stomach. It also contains within it the beauty of a moment. It is something which never fails to warm the hearts of those who hold it in their hands. These irresistible qualities are what led to the establishment of the Yukiko Morita creative label, Pampshade - one which pays tribute to bread through craft and art, LED light and lots of ingenuity.

Collection -

  • The Pampshades (Pain + lamp + shade = Pampshade) provide a gentle ambient light source and are designed to be displayed on a table or hung on a wall.

They are made from real bread that's been treated with an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal coating inside and out to protect and seal the lamps for years to come.

The bread is carefully hollowed out during the manufacturing process, resulting in some minor cracks or small holes that further add to the lamps rustic, artisanal character. Please note that these are not considered to be defects.

Please Note - The bread is no longer edible!

Details: Pampshade Bread Lamp Collection
  1. White Loaf - aka Pain de Mie in France - Size: Approximately 37 cm (15 inches) in length
  2. Batard (short, fat bagutte) - Size: Approximately 38 cm (15 inches) in length
  3. Boule (french for ball) - Size: Approximately 15 cm (6 inches) in diameter

For all 3 lamps -

  • Power Supply: AC100-240V 50/60Hz 0.3A DC 12V 1.0A.  (The lifetime of the LED lights is rated for up to 50,000 hours. Unfortunately, we are not able to replace the LED lights.)
  • Variations: Because each Pampshade is made from real bread, there will be natural variations in color, size, and shape.
  • Luminosity: This Pampshade can softly illuminate a room of approximately 13 square meters (140 square feet).
  • Dimmable
  • Important: This product is fragile and should be handled delicately with care. Do not use sanitizer spray near this product, otherwise it may damage the coating.
  • Operation Instructions: To turn on/off, just tap the power button. To adjust the brightness to your liking, press and hold the power button.

Bread Lamps - The Ethos

Despite the earnest care that goes into baking it, unsold bread is discarded at the end of every day. In the same way, leftover dough is discarded before it can even be turned into bread. This food does not reach anyone. No one can taste it. It disappears. We’re shining a spotlight on this bread, and breathing new life into it as works of art. While we’re at it, we also want to satisfy bakeries by purchasing this bread at the highest possible price. It is out of this sense of responsibility that Yukiko Morita purchases unsold bread from affiliated bakeries and uses it to create new products. Our greatest hope is that these actions will lead to small, positive impacts for bakeries, bread-lovers across the world, and the entire breadmaking industry.

Artist - Yukito Morita    In pursuit of bread: An unavoidable attraction

As a student working part-time at a bakery, I couldn’t stand the sight of unsold bread being thrown away at the end of the day. I would take it in my arms and carry it home, eating it myself, decorating my room with it like flowers, giving it to friends. This modest attempt at daily resistance changed when one evening I saw the light from the western sun illuminating a piece of bread whose white contents I had hollowed out and eaten. For a brief, inexpressible moment, it glowed beautifully within the darkened room. This was the foundation for my work through Pampshade, and the point at which, as a creative, I knew what I wanted to do.

Additional information

Which loaf?

White Loaf, Boule, Batard

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