Materials: Aluminum, Infinited Fabric, Multiple Hardwoods
Rio is the antithesis of fast furniture built for young and mobile people. How many times have we bought cheap furniture just to fulfill an immediate need, only to throw it away less than 3 years after? Our character and our stories are reflected by the furniture we own, that's how we share our stories. We deserve furniture that not only works and feels better but also one that has a minimal environmental impact and is incredibly easy to move through a fast-paced life.
What if we could make electronics more approachable by using warmer materials and more cohesive forms? This project is an exploration into the shape language of headphones, a product that is often very intimate with us, and yet it is usually made from cold materials such as plastic and metals that have many hard edges and aggressive details. Warm use soft fabrics perfectly shaped to match the user's hand, while enabling a friendlier experience that enhances the intimate connection with its user.
Theme: Experience Furniture
Materials: Plywood, Maple, Wool
The Cachoeira Bookshelf inspires thoughtful and casual reading and relaxing. This project draws inspiration from how my friends and I used to interact in our homes back when I lived in Rio de Janeiro. Sitting on the floor was always a must, it created a cozy and casual atmosphere, and this is what this piece captures. Built out of cut and bent birch plywood, the Cachoeira bookshelf has a small footprint that could fit in any living room, bedroom, or outdoors. The seat is cushioned with a blend of natural latex memory foam, and cotton batting and upholstered with wool upholstery fabric.