BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design
As a designer, I aim to create meaningful pieces that express my identity and where I come from. Using the potential that design has to preserve culture, memory, and affective bonds, I want to design pieces that inspire awe and feeling in whoever uses and sees them.
The Iara sun lounger carries Oscar Niemeyer's principle of 'form follows feminine'. The lightness of the nautical rope intertwined with the sinuous steel tubular frame delivers a sensuous and elegant piece. Its name derives from a figure from Brazilian folklore based on the ancient Tupi-Guarani mythology, also known as the 'Mother of Water'. She can be seen either as a water nymph, a siren, or a beautiful mermaid that lives on the Amazon River.
Silva is a modular solution made out of expanded Black Cork that consists of four different pieces. Its inspiration comes from the Portuguese family culture. Each piece has a different shape because everyone in a family is different, but in the end, they all come together, establishing union and harmony.