Here, we ask a designer to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their lives.
Occupation: Artist and furniture designer
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro (I wish)
Studio location: Brooklyn
Describe what you make: I make objects that are symbols of what’s most beautiful to me in nature, and that simultaneously make statements about the devastating state of affairs surrounding climate today.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: A studio that doesn’t require a gallery to support it.
The problem your work solves: The problem of taste. [My work’s] language feels familiar, like it has always existed. You can connect with it immediately. This allows for a pure experience of an object, without being influenced by its history, its résumé, its pedigree, its social influence, or its whatever. It can be judged purely on its beauty, and that’s powerful for a work of art. We’ve also noticed that our clients really enjoy the direct-to-consumer approach we’ve created at the studio. We believe this fits into the model of how the art and design market will function in the future.