The story of Woofy is one of experiences, of pleasure and love of design. Woofy’s Dad is Gabriel Nigro and the idea for Woofy came about during a visit to one of Gabriel’s friends, who happened to have cables lying around all over his flat. On the way home, Gabriel began drawing, and by the time he was finished Woofy had been born.

Woofy is the story of a practical problem that was resolved with something that became a living thing. Today Woofy is part of Gabriel’s family and lives with him in Copenhagen.​Woofy never needs to be walked, fed or trained. His fur is smooth and he doesn’t cause allergies or wet the floor. Woofy can conceal your cables in his tummy and he will always be there when you need him.

Woofy is the story of a practical problem that was resolved with something that became a living thing. Today Woofy is part of Gabriel’s family and lives with him in Copenhagen.​Woofy never needs to be walked, fed or trained. His fur is smooth and he doesn’t cause allergies or wet the floor. Woofy can conceal your cables in his tummy and he will always be there when you need him.

Gabriel Nigro recounts:
“Woofy came about as a result of my own needs. I have always been irritated at the sight of cables lying everywhere and ending up as ‘cable spaghetti’ on the floor. So I came up with Woofy. In my opinion, the things you buy for the home should add something more to it than just functionality – and that is what Woofy does. Man’s best friend is his dog. A dog looks after you, looks after your family and represents some good values. Woofy is a smart cable concealer, a cool object in all rooms and an item of furniture that can be used in the office, the children’s room or the living room. But for me, Woofy is most of all a sweet, happy dog – and my dear friend.”

The idea of making the Concorde lamp developed during a game that my daughter and I played. I was to teach her how to make paper planes, which was one of the things I was known for as a kid in school. After making many planes and different shapes, it struck me like thunder and I thought: ”these planes could be a lamp”, and so we did! The first lamp was made out of papers planes, glue and tape. We tipped the front edge of the planes that gave them the characteristic look of the royal nose tip of the Concorde. And there it was The Concorde Suspension Lamp had it´s birth and the model was named after my beloved daughter Isabella.​

shapes, it struck me like thunder and I thought: ”these planes could be a lamp”, and so we did! The first lamp was made out of papers planes, glue and tape. We tipped the front edge of the planes that gave them the characteristic look of the royal nose tip of the Concorde. And there it was The Concorde Suspension Lamp had it´s birth and the model was named after my beloved daughter Isabella.​

Inspired by the Pan Am poster, I once saw as a child. I had this image that the globe is the source of the light and the planes that flew around it from different destinations would resemble the lampshades. I immediately knew that the lamp would be as unique as the Concorde. That is one of the reasons why I tribute my work to the designers and the manufacture of the Concorde, which was the manufacturing efforts of Aerospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC), produced under a joint Franco-British treaty.​The process of making a lamp is rather challenging than easy, I was once told by a famous designer: “ you will not be acknowledged as a designer before you design a lamp” and he was right! As easy as it seems it takes more than just a design to create a lamp, on one hand I had a paper plane and on the other hand I had to work on the size, shape, and how the position of the lamp shades determine the distribution of light and the amount of glare. At the end what is a lamp design without its main function or the other way around. It took a lot of thinking, many sleepless nights, but with the help of my network I finally got the last piece of the puzzle in place.

"When, in the evening, from the top of a tram car, you look into all the homes on the first floor, you shudder at how dismal people's homes are. Furniture, style carpets, everything in the home is unimportant compared to the positioning of the lighting. It doesn't cost money to light a room correctly, but it does require culture."

  • Model: ISABELLA
  • Manufactor: Verpan
  • Design Year: 2012
  • Awards: Shortlisted at The International Design Awards 2013.

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