A lamp inspired by the Portuguese roofs

Published on September 10, 2015

concept roof 1

The belvederes of Portuguese cities offer breathtaking views, being some of the biggest turistic points. Points of a higher perspective, some details catch the attention such as roofs. The heap of roofs in the historic districts, as a result of a complex urbanism, are a feature of Portuguese architecture. The roofs come in many forms, but all, in general, are made composed by inclined planes. Its main building block is the tile, being the ceramic tile the most common in Portugal.

sewing felt sewing felt 2 roof detail 2

Roof tiles is a lamp inspired by the Portuguese roofs. The metal sheet is bend and covered with Burel felt worked in order to make reference to the roof tiles, recreating the comfort and protection roofs offers to buildings.

Luis Nascimento


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