An homage to the work of the great Athos Bulcão
Invited by Desconexo Design, I was charged with the fantastic oportunity to design a piece of furniture along with the world famous ceramics of Athos Bulcão. This would be the first product licensed by the Instituto Athos Bulcão, so it was quite an honor.
Athos Bulcão left behind a very rich heritage of graphic work, mainly through his ceramic panels, many of which can be seen in Brazil’s capital, Brasília, in the buildings of the iconic Oscar Niemeyer. So it made a lot of sense to look there for inspiration.
The final design draws inspiration form the famous Palácio do Planalto pillars, whose shape is loosely represented above. It was quite a difficult piece to design, as the stool shouldn’t draw too much attention and had to be the backdrop for the Athos ceramics, the real stars of the piece. Made in classic brazilian woods such as Sucupira, Freijó and Muracatiara, the Athos Stool pays homage to two great design masters in a very sincere and simple way.