French woodworker Olivier Gomis created this gorgeous lamp out of a replication of the “One Ring” from the legendary J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy The Lord of the Rings.
Gomis used maple wood which he sanded, shaped, and wood turned into a ring before staining it and etching the iconic phrase “Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul” (“One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them”).
I used maple and curly maple veneer. Took 53 hours to make. I originally wanted to make the outside curved, like a true ring, but I couldn’t make the veneer compliant enough. …I’m also not super happy about my staining job. It was my first time using one. Maybe one day I will make version two, with a more uniform grain and if possible no visible glue seams.