Today we would like to present Jader Almeida, a Brazilian furniture and product designer that we had the pleasure to meet at the Salone del Mobile 2016.
Originally trained as an architect, Almeida primarily works as a product designer, creating elegant and harmonious wood furniture.
He explores all the potential of Brazilians woods in a process called “layering” where he integrates cutting edge technology with traditional craftsmanship.
Almeida is also a designer in constant evolution and he constantly pushes materials and forms to new level of artistry.
“It is my aim to create products of enduring value, drawing on the legacy of the great masters while always looking ahead and knowing that today’s decisions will have an impact on tomorrow. Rationality, simple geometry and attention to every detail help to create products with a timeless aesthetic.”
Already providing inspiration to a new generation of designers, Almeida himself takes inspiration from Scandinavian and Brazilian modernism. His formally-elegant and minimal designs speak to midcentury aesthetics, but involve contemporary manufacturing and design processes.
“I’ve observed how much people value the objects I’ve created,” Almeida says. “Beauty is a promise of happiness, and that’s what I vow to achieve.” Duarte fully endorses Almeida’s pursuit: “After all, this, not semiotically supercharging a chair, is what good designers do.”
Here his website: Sollos.
Wood coffee table
Jardim Side Table
Pendant Pen Light
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