Moveable wooden lamp shade
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One of the young designers pushing Brazilian design forward is Fernando Prado, head designer at Sao Paolo-based lighting specialist Lumini and winner – with his mechanically simple yet intuitively inventive Lift lamp – of this year’s IDEA/Brasil Gold Award.

Movable wooden lamp shade next to chair on tiles

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Constructed from a straightforward support bar and a moveable wooden shade, Lift can operate as floor lamp, reading light, or ceiling illumination. Prado’s other work, like the Bossa pendant, a cantilevered structure that pops a bulb in or out of the shade allowing for a change in the focus, direction, and intensity of light, is similarly interactive.

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.