Crafted using the traditional techniques of joinery, Caravela comes in a family of dining chair, lounge chair and bar stool, custom designed to furnish homes and hospitality spaces with style and elegance.
Inspired in the traditional Portuguese Caravela boat, this chair family is a tribute to some of the greatest and bravest Portuguese history. Caravela is a small, highly maneuverable sailing ship developed in the 15th century by the Portuguese to explore along the west African coast and into the Atlantic Ocean. Caravela chair shape remind us the Caravela sails, robust and elegant.
"Gonçalo Campos is a portuguese product designer. graduated in product design in 2008, he soon after joined fabrica, Benetton’s communications research centre, in the design studio.
This gave him the chance to work with brands such as Secondome, Seletti or Zanotta. In 2009, he worked in sam baron’s studio, after which started developing a series of objects, continuing to explore the possibilities of design through function and material.
Campos prides on finding simple solutions, through the sound use of materials and production methods, in a process that starts from within the object towards the outside. This results in recognizingly “smart” objects, often with a certain humor; reflex of a relaxed way of thinking and curious attitude."