The Roof Tiles Lamp by designer Luis Nascimento is a felt-covered suspension lamp inspired by the ceramic tiled roofs that are a common feature of Portuguese architecture.
Roof Tiles Lamp
The ceramic tile roofs that dot the urban landscape of Portugal from above were the inspiration for this interesting indoor suspension lamp design.
Composed of inclined planes, the roof tiles in Portugal function are to protect and comfort the homes in the area.
The lamp was inspired by these terracotta colored ceramic tiles and has been crafted of bent metal, which is then covered with hand-sewn Burel felt.
About the designer (from his own site):
Luís Nascimento is a multidisciplinary designer, whose work flows from product or graphic design to art direction and attempts to give form to meaning and arouse both emotion and curiosity.
He believes that a project’s well understanding is essential as the premise to good design, which is achieved through a constant research and dialogue with his partners, building engaging experiences and developing collaboration with creative individuals, structures and clients with different backgrounds.
Through his work, Luís Nascimento strives to seize and to reinterpret traditional savoir-faire, either handcrafted or industrial. His inspiration takes root in arts and crafts, with the certitude there is no substitute to a talented craftsman when it comes to delivering quality.