We are pleased to announce that the Arches dining chair, designed by Joana Santos Barbosa, is the Winner of the International Best Chair Design at The Design and Architecture Awards.
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Promoted by Design et al, the prestigious awards were held on September 17th at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel in London, in a glamorous ceremony that reunited the worldwide finalists for the architecture, interior design projects and product design categories.
Designed by Joana and produced by her team of Portuguese master craftsmen in Porto, the Arches dining chair is an intriguing design that is influenced by the architecture scale.
The elegance of this chair with arches crossed on different levels suggests the complexity of utopian cities, organized by the principles of symmetry and ideal forms and the chair profile shows details that seem to be drawn from large architectural structures.
The raised backrest stands out from the remaining set that only crosses in a single point, whereas a folded brass bar arises as a support element that prevents the contact of the arches with the floor.
Produced with attention and thorough, Arches is an extremely elegant piece with luxurious details.
The two important international distinctions are a recognition of the creative author designs by Joana Santos Barbosa produced with traditional techniques and high-quality materials.