Gato Lamps # 1 #2 & #3

Gato Lamps # 1 #2 & #3

“Gato Eletrico” (Cat of electricity) is the name given in Brazil to illegal wiring aimed at stealing electric power.
Cat power is dangerous as it can cause death by electrocution. Many of these are present in  favelas in order to feed them with electric power supplied by the city. They come as huge bundles of cables intertwined on top of utility poles. Unfortunately this can cause fire and the mix of rain with dangling electric cables does not help as it is prone to short circuits.

The lamps Gato reminds one of electric boxes with bundles of exposed electric wires. In fact this collection, more than the studio's other pieces, well illustrates the concept of Gambiara - a Portuguese word that refers to a makeshift problem-solving style common to Brazil, generally necessitated by or alluding to a lack of tools and inspired by a tradition of resourcefulness— It is a solution so raw and transparent that it illustrates the problem at hand instead of eliminating it.

Designed in 2014

OSB, Chromed metal, Plastic, electric wires, eyelets, latex paint

Each one is unique

Gato Lamps #1 #2 & #3

Gato Lamps #1 #2 & #3

“Gato Eletrico” (Cat of electricity) is the name given in Brazil to illegal wiring aimed at stealing electric power.
Cat power is dangerous as it can cause death by electrocution. Many of these are present in  favelas in order to feed them with electric power supplied by the city. They come as huge bundles of cables intertwined on top of utility poles. Unfortunately this can cause fire and the mix of rain with dangling electric cables does not help as it is prone to short circuits.

The lamps Gato reminds one of electric boxes with bundles of exposed electric wires. In fact this collection, more than the studio's other pieces, well illustrates the concept of Gambiara - a Portuguese word that refers to a makeshift problem-solving style common to Brazil, generally necessitated by or alluding to a lack of tools and inspired by a tradition of resourcefulness— It is a solution so raw and transparent that it illustrates the problem at hand instead of eliminating it.

Designed in 2014

OSB, Chromed metal, Plastic, electric wires, eyelets, latex paint

Each one is unique

Gato Lamp (Yellow Edition)

Gato Lamp (Yellow Edition)

“Gato Eletrico” (Cat of electricity) is the name given in Brazil to illegal wiring aimed at stealing electric power.
Cat power is dangerous as it can cause death by electrocution. Many of these are present in  favelas in order to feed them with electric power supplied by the city. They come as huge bundles of cables intertwined on top of utility poles. Unfortunately this can cause fire and the mix of rain with dangling electric cables does not help as it is prone to short circuits.

The lamps Gato reminds one of electric boxes with bundles of exposed electric wires. In fact this collection, more than the studio's other pieces, well illustrates the concept of Gambiara - a Portuguese word that refers to a makeshift problem-solving style common to Brazil, generally necessitated by or alluding to a lack of tools and inspired by a tradition of resourcefulness— It is a solution so raw and transparent that it illustrates the problem at hand instead of eliminating it.

Designed in 2014

OSB, Chromed metal, Plastic, electric wires, eyelets, latex paint

Unique

Gato Lamp Detail

Gato Lamp Detail

“Gato Eletrico” (Cat of electricity) is the name given in Brazil to illegal wiring aimed at stealing electric power.
Cat power is dangerous as it can cause death by electrocution. Many of these are present in  favelas in order to feed them with electric power supplied by the city. They come as huge bundles of cables intertwined on top of utility poles. Unfortunately this can cause fire and the mix of rain with dangling electric cables does not help as it is prone to short circuits.

The lamps Gato reminds one of electric boxes with bundles of exposed electric wires. In fact this collection, more than the studio's other pieces, well illustrates the concept of Gambiara - a Portuguese word that refers to a makeshift problem-solving style common to Brazil, generally necessitated by or alluding to a lack of tools and inspired by a tradition of resourcefulness— It is a solution so raw and transparent that it illustrates the problem at hand instead of eliminating it.

Designed in 2014

OSB, Chromed metal, Plastic, electric wires, eyelets, latex paint

Each one is unique