David Elia designed and produced these Gato Lamps in 2014. Four lamps from the collection are available, each one a one-of-a-kind. Echoing the look of electrical boxes full of bundled electrical wires, these lamps illustrate the Brazilian concept of gambiarra—a makeshift solution that is so raw and transparent that it illustrates the problem at hand instead of eliminating it.
Brazilian-born, London-based David Elia is an award-winning artist and designer. His work embraces cultural hybridization and gambiarra, a Portuguese word referencing a makeshift problem-solving style common to Brazil that is generally necessitated by a lack of tools and inspired by a tradition of resourcefulness. His work also embraces upcycling and Post-Minimalist tendencies.
Much of Elia’s work uses Brazilian society as a frame through which to consider nationally and globally relevant issues like violence, drug trafficking, poor urban infrastructure, and environmental degradation. Elia’s work is included in multiple public and private collections, including Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Museum of Arts & Design, François Pinault Collection, and Sir Elton John Art Collection, among others.
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