The DOBA Lamp is Inspired by the Portuguese Dobadoura

By: Meghan Young - Published: Aug 7, 2011 • References: gudconspiracy & design-milk
The DOBA Lamp looks like a contraption that Leonardo da Vinci would have invented. Although it appears to be a some kind of pulley system, it is actually inspired by the traditional Portuguese dobadoura, which is a tool used to wind skeins of wool -- hence the thick piece of thread that is holding the entire light fixture together.

Designed by Paulo Neves and Alexandre Kumagai of Gud Conspiracy, the DOBA Lamp's vintage aesthetic is also quite practical. The wool string allows the user to create whatever configuration he or she wants, giving the DOBA Lamp a personal touch that makes it even more meaningful. Simple yet captivating, guests will surely be fall head over heels for it as soon as they set their eyes on the DOBA Lamp. Stats for Wool Contraption Lighting Trending: Older & Mild
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