Sep 23, 2011
Friday Finds: Brazilian Designer: Semana Carlos and his Reclaimed Wood Furniture
This week's Friday Find is a Furniture Designer who believes in being Environmentally responsible...(me likes!!!). After I had posted about Thomas Wold and his super creative work>> HERE, Divya of Sound Horn Please shared her find with me. (Thanks Divya)...:-). I immediately created a draft post and somehow forgot to publish it the next time. Sorry about that...
So here I go...
A few of his creations
Motta’s Butantã bench, which he says is “made of reclaimed wood from an old bridge demolition."
Motta calls this Aroeira-wood table Jaraguá—“another beautiful Brazilian Indian name,” he says. “This wood was once part of a post used by the English company Light, when they came to Brazil in 1910 to install power lines from São Paulo to inland towns.”
The Mantiqueiras sofa, designed in 2001 of peroba rosa. “This is a very low sofa, so you sit very close to the floor,” says Motta. “I made the first one for my house in the mountains, to go right in front the fireplace.
Designed in 2009, the Butantã bench is held together by small, patinaed iron I beams.
Horizonte desk in waxed peroba rosa and cabriúva wood, iron and leather, from 2009
Named after a surf spot on the São Paulo coast, Taguaíba was designed in 2008 of peroba wood. Motta says that he strives to “stay far away from the ephemeral and what is en vogue,” in his designs, which he hopes “fulfill their utilitarian function and are comfortable and durable, with a good aesthetic
I really loved his wholisitc approach to using reclaimed wood and mixing it with other reclaimed material...Isn't he an artist :-)