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Furniture design

What skills do you need to be a furniture designer?

A furniture designer is the one who introduces people to beauty, relaxation and modernism. Thus, it is a profession that receives wide attention around the world today, as people’s interest in having a nice and attractive design for their structures is increasing. But in fact, all the glam that surrounds this profession or more precisely, art craft, overshadows the range of skills developed through perception and of course hard research, study and dedication. After all, it is about finding creative and innovative design solutions for environments while worrying about the minds, health, safety and well-being of customers – that is, improving the quality of life as a whole – and it needs tireless dedication. The furniture designer is much more than just aesthetics.

 

Technical skills of a furniture designer

The furniture designer must be able to apply various techniques that contribute to the planning and development of parts. He performs standardized sketches, perspectives and drawings of planned furniture, volumetric studies and models, applies ergonomic aspects to the design, research and defines materials, hardware and accessories that will be used, takes care of the standardized technical documentation, monitors the furniture production processes and applies the concepts of sustainability to furniture development, among other functions.

 

This professional must have good logical reasoning applied in the area and be interested in landscaping, ergonomics and aesthetics

Some people claim that knowing how to draw is fundamental to acting as a furniture designer, but free design is not as essential for professional practice. Of course, having a good design background is important, but software designed for 2D, 3D design, and project development helps the hard work of this professional. With this in mind, this professional plays an important role in everyday life.

Algumas pessoas afirmam que saber desenhar é fundamental para atuar como designer de móveis, mas o design gratuito não é tão essencial para a prática profissional. Obviamente, é importante ter um bom histórico de design, mas o software projetado para 2D, 3D e desenvolvimento de projetos ajuda o trabalho árduo desse profissional. Com isso em mente, esse profissional desempenha um papel importante na vida cotidiana.

However, as no one can master all knowledge, the furniture designer must develop his strengths, recognize his weaknesses and surround himself with people who possess the qualities necessary to form a well-balanced work team. The commercial interior designer requires complex coordination and often involves a lot of teamwork. To work in this area, professionals need to be highly collaborative, practical and flexible, and knowledgeable about the most important legislation, standards and codes.

 

General skills of a furniture designer

A furniture designer currently work in partnership with engineers, architects, contractors, craftsmen, furniture traders, business owners and homeowners – a designer is expected to be able to: be empathetic with the customer, put himself in his shoes to be able to really understand what his wants and needs are.
In addition to creativity, a good eye and style, an open perspective and a flexible approach are important features. The ability to face challenges and be attentive to detail is paramount, as is persistence and a sense of humor. One of the key aspects of this profession is the interpersonal relationship, which involves clients, contractors, suppliers and other specialists who are part of the project team. The ability to establish a pleasant relationship, but with the necessary authority, is critical to the success of a project.
While many professionals in other industries need to have a specific approach, the furniture designer must have a broad and multidisciplinary vision and, for that, need the dexterity and versatility to move through different disciplines.

 

Furniture design Armchair

 

Furniture design Ava Armchair

In his first collection exploring woods as the main raw material, designer Guto Indio da Costa, in partnership with San German, presents the Machina & Manus collection, which addresses the relationships between human creation, authorship and craftsmanship, combined with manufacturing processes facilitated by digital technologies. In this case, counterpoints are combined – not in a confrontational way, but in a communion between the digital and manual universes.

The sensual and precise outlines that are typical of the works made by this Rio de Janeiro designer can be reproduced on a rather large scale by means of digital modeling and manufacturing processes that create these wooden items endowed with exceptional three-dimensional effects: these are chairs and armchairs sculpted to the extreme, with refined ergonomics and a technical-organic language that represents this kind of material cyborgism.

Therefore, Machina & Manus is the result of several years in the relationship between designs by Guto Indio da Costa and large-scale manufacturing and digital manufacturing processes, combined with San German’s top-quality woodworking.

The AVA armchair is part of this line, being presented in two versions: the first one is entirely made of wood, and the second one is made of a wooden structure with reinforced polyester upholstery for its backrest and seat. The use of polyester allows the backrest to be bent, which provides significant comfort without requiring any additional mechanisms.

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Height: 81cm – Width: 74.02cm – Length: 78.99cm

Raw Material Furniture design Ava Armchair

Wood from sustainable forest management, with upholstered reinforced polyester backrest and seat.

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Brazilian Designer: Indio da costa

Instagram: @Indiodacosta

Site: indiodacosta.com

 

Furniture design Pazetto Armchair

Originally conceived as an work of art inspired by “paideia”, the Greek concept of education related to ethics that values the presence of mistakes as adjustments on one’s formation, the armchair was assembled with more than 200 pencils and 20 white rubber blades as requested by the creative director Carlos Pazetto, for the event that celebrated the launching of the pen of the year “Graf Von Faber Castell.”

Later adapted for the furniture, the pencils were replaced by rigid plates and screws. Pazetto Armchair was consecrated in the international scenario when published in the cover of the special autumn edition of the new yorker magazine Interior Design.

In this edition, specially re-designed for the Apex-Brasil travelling exhibition, the designer Wagner Archela celebrates “the Brazilian way of sitting” through its concept of wide design that contemplates not only the creative insight, but the rationalization of industrial techniques, the use of simple raw materials and eco-friendly, and a clean drawing, without unnecessary ornaments that express with elegance vanguard traces inspired in the Brazilian modernism in the 50’s.

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Height: 75cm – Width: 70cm – Length: 80cm

Raw Material Furniture design Pazetto Armchair

Recycled medium density wood fiber laminates.

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Brazilian Designer: Wagner Archela

Instagram: @wagner_archela

Site: archela.com.br

 

Furniture design Sand Armchair

Through a female look, the Sand Armchair was created by Plataforma4 to provide a relaxed and typically comfortable Brazilian sitting. The structure in organic form and rounded lines brings smoothness and delicacy to the product. The leather sole shell fixed to this wooden structure and the cushion provide accommodation and comfort to the piece. The side balance of the suspended leather shell is unexpected, alludes to hammocks and to boats balance and bring the sense of well-being.

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Raw Material Furniture design Sand Armchair

Armchair with certified solid wood frame, leather shell with upholstered cushion.

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Brazilian Designer: plataforma4

Instagram: @plataforma4

Site: plataforma4.com

Furniture design Bench

Furniture design Tupã Bench

The Tupã bench proposed a connection between the industrial and handicraft universe, a connection between the serial production and knowledge and traditional way of doing. Its structure is composed by two wooden panels of multilaminated, jagged, interconnected by solid wood crosspieces manually worked. Such materials and techniques compositions denote a plant convergence usual in the Brazilian design. The name Tupã is a mention

to the indigenous benches.

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Raw Material Furniture design Tupã Bench

Veneer wood made by gluing and hot pressing eucalyptus or pinus laminate.

Solid wood using waste material from woodwork shops.

Fabric upholstered seat.

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Brazilian Designer: Quadrante estúdio

Site: quadrantebrasil.com.br/en/work/tupa-bench/

Furniture design Tribo Bench

Loyal to “form follow function”, the tribe bench offers comfort with three fissures that allow stacking.

Inspired in traditional shed benches in which the Rio Grande do Sul-based people usually drink chimarrão around the fire.

Low benches and bar stools in stainless steel and seats in solid Lyptus or plastic.

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Raw Material Furniture design Tribo Bench

Stainless steel low stools and bar stools with European oak seats.

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Brazilian Designer: Faro Design

Instagram: @lojafarodesign

Site:  farodesign.com.br

Furniture design Angela Chair

The Angela chair was idealized with the purpose of bringing comfort to the person who is sitting, regardless of their height or weight. For that, a flexible backrest was chosen to adapt to each body’s shape. This backrest is made in two leather parts, and continues on the arms. In order to avoid the leather relaxation it was inserted na attached canvas layer that was sewn between the two leathers. The buttons that fix the backrest to the wood were drawn and specially manufactured for this chair.

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Raw Material Furniture design Angela Chair

Certified solid wood

Back: Leather | Seat: Upholstery

Details: Brass

Four feet with caps (PVC with tempered steel eyelet).

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Brazilian Designer: Aristeu Pires

Instagram: @aristeupiresdesign

Site: aristeupires.com.br

Furniture design Belt chair

Brazil is a country rich in culture inherited from the miscegenation. The Brazilian learned the act of sitting looking for the past and for their culture but also adapting to their surrounding.

For this exposure I’ve chosen to show the Belt chair, with its high backrest and drawing that alludes to beach chairs, ideal to relax and adaptable to any space. For this seat and backrest I opted for using the safety belt. The polyester, the range of colors, the function transgression and the reuse, led me to chose it. The reference used for the strips was indigenous baskets from the Tukano tribe, the purest form of handicraft in our country.

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Raw Material Furniture design Belt chair

Stainless steel, polyester seatbelt.

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Brazilian Designer: Carol Gay

Instagram: @carolgay

Pintrest: CarolGay

Site: carolgay.com.br

Furniture design Bruna Chair

For me the Brazilian’s way of sitting has swing, is relaxed, irreverent and sensual.

In the coziness of the unexpected backrest, the “Bruna” Chair embraces with delicacy who seats and they swing together.

Its curves have the Brazilian women’s femininity, alludes to our warm universe with metal options that were chosen to compose the finishing options palette with colored fabrics, such as blue.

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Raw Material Furniture design Bruna Chair

Solid steel frame with liquid paint, plywood seat coated with foam and a choice of fabrics.

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Brazilian Designer: Alessandra Delgado

Instagram: @alessandra.delgado.design

Pintrest: alessandradelgadodesign

Site: alessandradelgadodesign.com

Furniture design Flor Chair

Feminine, delicate and practical. The Flower armchair has a connection with the modern Brazilian women’s way of sitting. Sinuous lines translate the essence of commodity and well-being to the piece – With rotating feet, its side view alludes to a flower petal. The details in natural wood frame the arms that impress strength and personality in the drawing and provide comfort and fluidity to the armchair.

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Width: 25.6″ – Height: 31.5″ – Length: 26″

Raw Material Furniture design Flor Chair

Swivel arms and feet made from certified reforested Tauari wood.

Back with natural cinnamon veneer. Upholstered internal back and seat.

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Brazilian Designer: Marta Manente

Instagram: @studiomartamanente

Facebook: studiomarta.manente

Site: martamanente.com.br

Furniture design Joá Chair

Is a way of lean on full of contrasts, from great metropolis immersed in true forests, of those who work in a suit and spend the weekend in flip-flops, even based on people who live a hard life but are always happy.

By working with this multiplicity that makes our identity such a unique thing, that the designer started from a straight and rational structure to support the soft and natural fabric.

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Raw Material Furniture design Joá Chair

Steel and canvas.

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Brazilian Designer: Gustavo Martini

Instagram: @gustavomartini

Site: gustavomartini.com

Furniture design Luisa chair

Curves, lightness and the craftsman hand presence were always Brazilian characteristics on architecture and design. Also present, in the Brazilian’s way of sitting and in the concept of the Luisa chair from estudiobola. The lightness, typical in modern design and architecture in the 60’s are present in the chair structure. Niemeyer’s pieces and Rio de Janeiro’s geography, our main postcard, inspire the chair upholstery curves. The Brazilian craftsman work appears in the sinuous and involving tapestry with precise fit in the structure.

The Brazilian’s way of sitting is a “mix” of all of that: plasticity, subtlety and handicraft.

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Width: 54Cm – Length: 53 Cm – Height: 81Cm

Raw Material Furniture design Luis chair

Solid wood frame – Jequitibá.

Plain natural leather tapestry and lightweight and heavyweight (canvas) cotton fabrics.

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Brazilian Designer: Estudio Bola

Instagram: @estudiobola

Pinterest: estudiobola

Site: estudiobola.com

Furniture design Madeleine Chair

The Madeleine chair drawing was inspired in the Brazilian furniture from 40 and 50’s. The chair structure exploits the main characteristics of steel such as resistance and flexibility creating sinuous forms and visual lightness.

In the seat, traditional materials in the Brazilian furniture, such as leather, fabric and carved solid wood provide comfort and personality for the Madeleine chair. Internal use, public and residential spaces.

 

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Width: 47 cm – Height: 80 cm -Length: 49 cm

Raw Material Furniture design Madeleine Chair

Swivel arms and feet made from certified reforested Tauari wood.

Back with natural cinnamon veneer. Upholstered internal back and seat.

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Brazilian Designer: Noemi Saga

Instagram: @noemisaga_atelier

Facebook: noemisagaatelier

Site: noemisaga.com.br

Furniture design Mia chair

The Mia chair has subtleness and fluidity, perceived by means of weighted balance of scale, proportions and lines, besides torsions and chamfered edges that seem to transpose the wood resistance threshold.

The Mia chair as thought to be a body extension. This concept is quite clear at sitting, because the sensation is that the chair involve the body in a natural way, such as a prosthesis that adapts to the needs and specific requests.

Awards Furniture design Mia chair

IF Product Design Award 2017

Good Design Award Chicago 2017

Red Dot Product Design Award 2017

Brasil Design Award 2018

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With arm: 63 x 66 x 80 cm – Arm height: 61 cm – Without arm: 48 x 58 x 81.5 cm

Raw Material Furniture design Mia chair

Certified solid wood frame. Upholstered seat and back.

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Brazilian Designer: Jader almeida

Instagram: @jaderalmeida

Site: jaderalmeida.com

Furniture design Pris chair

Brazil is a country rich in culture inherited from the miscegenation. The Brazilian learned the act of sitting looking for the past and for their culture but also adapting to their surrounding.

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Height: 75cm – Width: 51 cm – Length: 61cm

Raw Material furniture design Pris chair

Wood

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Brazilian Designer: Indio da costa

Instagram: @Indiodacosta

Site: indiodacosta.com

Furniture design Tiras Chair

A simple and direct drawing that favors the ergonomics is the starting point for the chair and armchair Stripes concept. A project that has as main formal characteristics two parallel backrests that represent two curved strips, that’s the piece name origin.

 

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Width:  57,50 cm – Height: 75,50 cm – Length: 55,00 cm

Raw Material furniture design Tiras Chair

Certified solid wood (walnut); upholstery and fabric.

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Brazilian Designer: Lattoog

Instagram: @lattoogdesign

Pinterest: lattoogdesign

Site: lattoog.com

Furniture design Stool

Furniture design Rango Stool

The Brazilian people are famous to be friendly and with that mood that Rango stool was created. The name allures to it, an informal form of banquet, dinner. A small stool to be carried anywhere, in a simple way and with a whole in the middle in order to ease transportation We always have room for someone else at the table, at a bar gathering. The Rango stool is a form of celebrating traditions, the gatherings with friends, eating, drinking and laughing. The solid wood seat is worked with an ancient technique thinning up to reach a comfortable curve, and the feet, also solid, also honors the trees and its beautiful structures full of branches, the creator’s trademark.

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Raw Material Furniture design

Solid wood frame and seat, raw material from sustainable management forest.

Materials and finishes: Wood

Catuaba, Cumaru, Roxinho (FSC certified)

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Brazilian Designer: Paulo Alves

Instagram: @pauloalvesdesign

Pinterest: pauloalvesdsgn

Site: pauloalves.com.br

Furniture design Wave Stool

This stool came with the merger of 02 of my projects already consecrated in Brazil and that were best-sellers during 10 years, my Wave stool and my another Steel stool, both with distinct characteristics, one totally manufactured with demolition wood and the other fully manufactured in recycled aluminum.

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Raw Material Furniture design Wave Stool

Aluminum and oak top both fully recycled.

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Brazilian Designer: Ndt Design

Instagram: ndt.design

Site: ndt.design

Furniture design Chase Longue Wave

The Brazilian People are warriors and hard workers and restoring the energies is very important in order to face a day after the other. Created in a year of design and well-being, Chaise Longue Wave was conceived to go beyond decoration, and to create the experience of sitting and resting after a long day of work.

Its traces are an invite to laziness.

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Height: 90cm – Width: 63cm – Length: 149cm

Raw Material furniture design Chase Longue Wave

Certified solid wood, elastic straps on the backrest/seat, which coated with high density foam and fabric.

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Brazilian Designer: Larissa Batista

Instagram: @larissabatista

Pinterest: LarissaBattista

Site: larissabatista.com.br

Furniture design Table

Furniture design To Be Happy Table

“Para ser feliz” (To be happy) points the new furniture collection drawn by the architect Leo Romano and witness this joy of life.

Are 14 unprecedented pieces, whose drawing is defined by few lines and forms with rounded finishing. The execution in manual carpentry confers to each products the characteristic of a unique piece. The wood is the main raw material.

However, in some of the collection pieces, the material is interleaved with transparent resin and upholstery.

“Para ser feliz” (To be happy) subjugates the primary function of the object and places it as a need the pleasure of things.

For the author, the aesthetic is a human need and an element of constant interest. It makes the form the path to a reflection.

Maybe because of that, it was inside Leo’s head, in his subconscious or visual directory, connector elements of life’s pleasures.

Rounding is remember us of what makes us happy. This is the feeling offered, present in this new creation. Pieces that transmit joy. Smooth “Shapes” that communicate us over the simple pleasures, daily life and what feeds the soul.

Paraphrasing Ferreira Gullar: “art exists because life is not enough”.

In my opinion, we have a preference for more natural materials such as wood, straw, leather. This, in a general way, tends to be more comfortable and brings with it some characteristics that transmit much of those ideas of comfort. I think that the “Brazilian’s Way of Sitting” brings much of this heritage of natural materials.

 

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Raw Material furniture design Table To Be Happy

Eucalipto e acrílico certificados.

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Designer Brasileiro: Leo Romano

Instagram: @leoromanoarquitetura