I wrote a post about the Brazo lamp last week by Pablo Pardo, the founder of Pablo, Inc. Pablo Pardo is a Venezuelan-born designer who founded Pablo, Inc back in 1993. Some background from the Pablo, Inc site:
Pablo was formed in 1993 by Venezuelan born industrial designer Pablo Pardo and has established its studio in San Francisco. A 1986 graduate from the University of Cincinnati’s renowned industrial design program, his diverse career includes designing children’s roller skates for Fisher Price to creating automobile concepts for Daimler Chrysler.
The studio has gained international recognition for its innovative lighting and home furnishings designs which are characterized by their unique sense of style and simplicity.
Pablo’s work is top quality. Top quality materials, processes, and designs. However, if you’re looking for a Wal-Mart quality desk lamnp, go to Wal-Mart. Pablo’s work is nowhere near cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for – craftsmanship, knowledgeable design, and attention to detail.