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Congonhas Pendent Lamp

  • Company
    Original Practical Design Limited, United Kingdom
  • Lead Designer
    Gisela Simas
  • Design Team
    Gisela Simas
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Photo By Carol Fontes

Crafted from pure American walnut, the Congonhas Pendant Lamp was designed by Gisela Bentes Simas inspired by an airplane wing, specifically the Boeing 737-800. It reminds her of a mix of technology, movement and freedom.
After the prototype was ready we have exhibited Congonhas at London Dsign Festival and at the London design museum in London.
Available on 3 sizes, this elegant wing form looks striking as a dining room, or living room, centerpiece.

Gisela Bentes Simas is the new comer. Founder of OPD , Original Practical Design, Gisela has had a tremendous 2017 with pieces shown at Milan Design Week, Venice Design Biennale, Paris Auction at Piasa and London Design Festival.
“I've always been fascinated by wood. When you cut the tree, the wood is alive. And it never loses its beauty or usefulness. It never loses its roots, its history.

Other prizes
2018 GOLD PRIZE WINNER Congonhas Pendent Lamp

Photo Credit: Original Practical Design Limited
Credits: Photo by Carol Fontes