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At Maison et Objet I noticed the fabulous luminous bench designed by Madeira-based mostly architect/designer Nini Andrade Silva. It was one of the beautiful items on the Fair and I needed to ask the designer a number of particulars:
What impressed the design? The Garota do Calhau (Girl of the Pebble) assortment is impressed by the rolling pebbles of Madeira Island and within the reminiscence of a historical past — not solely my very own historical past but in addition of the younger boys from Madeira Island who, far again within the earlier centuries, walked barefoot on the pebble seashores coated in salt and spray.
Can you give us 5 details you want to readers to know concerning the design? I won’t offer you 5 information however just one that makes the distinction: Garota do Calhau’s goal is to assist the poor and disfavored youngsters. A charity basis of the identical identify was shaped to offer alternatives to the unprivileged. Part of the revenue of those distinctive items goes to the inspiration.
What is the design made from? What are the choices? The Sun Pebble Sensation Sofa as a construction made by fiberglass or aluminum and coating in artificial rattan. The base has a mattress.
Are there further matching items? Yes, the Garota do Calhau couch design has resulted in a number of, unique and distinctive furnishings items together with a desk, couch, sunlounger “Love Pebble” single Pebble, chaise lounge and modular couch.