Bichos lamp by martinho pita.
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Portuguese designer Martinho Pita makes his Bichos from Holly Oak tree branches, which he prunes, peels while they’re still soft and fresh and then sands, shapes and details before they dry completely. Bichos is a loose translation of creatures, which the branches resemble, as if wild and strange forest animals were frozen in motion. The fabric-covered cord is run through narrow pathways and holes made in the branch like the creature’s veins. In a way they really do work like veins – the object’s lifeline – delivering the vital mechanics to power the bulb, or the creature’s brain, on the end.