Designed by our creative director Mariana Amaral in response to countless customer requests for classic wooden lamps, the IMBU collection is a tribute to the tree of the same name, which in Tupi-Guarani means “drinking tree”. Nicknamed “sacred tree of the hinterland” by the writer Euclides da Cunha, imbu is a small tree, short trunk, and spread canopy extremely resistant to drought. Its shade is warm for travelers and backcountry. Its roots retain water, amino acids, and glucose, as well as its fruit, in a rounded shape. An old legend tells that when creating the world, God asked each tree what they wanted to offer ... many asked for strength and resistance, but the imbu categorically asked for a “weak” wood, which was not useful for buildings or as he says the popular tale, “that it would not serve to build crosses that would serve as martyrdom for the just”, offering “only” shade, water and fruit.As it is not silly or anything, our Creative Director didn’t contradict the sacred tree, so our IMBUs do not take their wood, but several other types to the customer's taste, all certified and cut in very thin hand-made blades, which cover non-massive spheres structured inbox representing the fruit and the crown of the tree. The base, in brass, nickel, or polished copper, represents a water mirror, alluding to the higher quality of the imbu: giving water to those who are thirsty. The collection has 4 models of lamps and a wall light.