PORTUGUESE ROOTS | Chair By AROUNDtheTREE
Solid wood chair with armrests
Cork, Solid Wood
PORTUGUESE ROOTS Chair, was inspired by its original model from 1950, created by Gonçalo Rodrigues dos Santos and designed today by Alexandre Caldas. An exclusive design in solid wood and natural oil.
The history of this chair goes back to the post-war era, the late forties (40’s).
The chair was original design in metal for outdoors major cafés in Lisbon and then to the rest of the country .
Since then , the chair had it`s ups and downs due to the market openning, plastic furniture and other products .
Althought the original model as a long time living amoung Portuguese people , the truth is, that for the Rest of the World this chair was unknow since 2013, the year that AROUNDtheTREE was born
It is now to us, a NEW Generation of “Believers”, who have learned from the very best, the responsibility of honoring and to continue to add value and history, to one of the greatest Portuguese Design Icons.
The will to value such heritage, is now established by the hand of Alexandre Caldas, who at age of 15, entered the world of Furniture and completely fell in love with product design .
History repeats itself… but this time…
with a totally different will… to show out this chair to the world!...
Portuguese ROOTS Chair .... reborn in 2013
Since April 3rd 2014, you can find AROUNDtheTREE represented by PORTUGUESE ROOTS at MUDE (Portuguese National Museum of Design)
and won the Silver Award by A’Design Awards 2014 with Portuguese ROOTS Chair.
Since November 2015 AROUNDtheTREE is also present at First Museum Design Center at Funchal, Madeira Island
We seek to integrate the best of our culture to international references through the rational use of wood as a raw material, a method and production control which are in agreement with all the ecological requirements, and the investment in the use cutting edge technological equipment along with artisanal techniques. Natural Cork is one of the values that we add in our design, being a portuguese product by excelence.
Portuguese ROOTS Chair have the Aim to be the NEXT ICON of DESIGN WORLDWIDE .
Structure: solid wood (american Walnut, ash - alsp painted)
Cork Fabric / Leather