Based in Floreanopolis, in the south of Brazil, Uaná Luminarias is a study of creativity that arose through a simple origami game.
Through a pure and true design inspired by nature, they seek simplicity and sophistication. Their motivation and work is aimed at lighting pieces that, in some way, can transform us and connect us with nature. Through paper, and how light diffuses through it, the inspiration for the name UANÁ arose, which in the Tupi Guarani dialect means “Firefly”. The paper preserves the essence of wood, the raw material of fire that has accompanied their ancestors for millions of years. For this reason, they also chose paper as the raw material for the fireflies, thus allowing them to temper the moments lived with the people we share our lives with.
Their products, constantly moving, orbit between ceiling and table luminaires. The cables of the luminaires are adorned with thousands of recycled paper rings placed by hand - one by one - making them an essential part of the aesthetics of the product. In addition, the finishes of the electrical parts such as the light bulb holders, plugs, bases and switches are all made of demolition wood and worked on lathes, details that trace a perfect combination with the work done on paper.