Fabio Alvim (1944-93) is considered by critics as one of the most inventive and innovative designers from Brazil.
A Tireless researcher, He created objects, prints, drawings and jewelry, and in 1971 received the Best Research In Jewelry Award at the 11th Sao Paulo Biennial.
It was, however, his lamps that were his most significant contribution to design. They include the Shell (cataloged by the MoMA, NY) Cloud, Cicline and Column series, among other light sculptures.
One of the trademarks of his work was
his ability to reconcile, even in functional objects, technique and imagination, careful design and ingenuity, which introduced a sort of poetic playfulness
to Brazilian design.
“Fabio Alvim’s lamps are between industrial design and pure fantasy.”+ about Fabio Alvim