Aura emerged from a long, somewhat crescent-shaped piece of teak wood I found at the timber shop. It was wood left over after cutting out a wide doorway arch. Getting a smooth and gentle curve with a hand plane was quite a challenge- a spokeshave would have been a more suitable tool. Small knots in the curved piece of wood made it difficult to plane, as the grain direction kept changing. I used a straight and an angled mortise-and-tenon joint to construct the lamp, and tapered the base with a saw to complement the curved vertical piece.
The unique oval shades were custom-made using a herringbone weave fabric that diffuses the light beautifully. The wood is hand sanded and finished with a high-quality water-based PU.