Diseño, Diseño de producto

VICARA / EXPLORANDO LAS FRONTERAS DEL DISEÑO

VICARA participará por primera vez en Maison & Objet 2015. Esta joven editora portuguesa presentará del 23 al 27 de enero sus piezas más recientes en la edición invernal de la feria Maison & Objet (Paris) – Hall 5B , Stand P32. VICARA nacida en Leiria, (Portugal), es una editora dedicada al desarrollo de productos con los que explorar las fronteras del diseño. Cada producto tiene su carácter, marcado por su materia, su historia y su lugar. Buscan productos originales creados con materiales inesperados y  procesos de producción innovadores y conceptos que vayan más allá de las formas convencionales de pensar. Vicara busca la pluralidad, con productos, que abarcan distintas tipologías, que conecten con personas y profesionales de diferentes enfoques creativos.

Imagen superior: MOCHO Stool / Bench. Designed by João Timóteo & Helena Fernandes

TERRA COLLECTION – MOCHO Stool / Bench. Designed by João Timóteo & Helena Fernandes

Starting from the reinterpretation of the tradicional portuguese stool, Mocho questions the use of pine wood as a material, incorporating in the seat the raw material. Two independent supports allow the elevation of a pine tree trunk to seat, which length is defined by the user.

TERRA COLLECTION – CERNE Carafe. Designed by Samuel Reis

TERRA COLLECTION – CERNE Carafe. Designed by Samuel Reis

The cerne is the core of the trunk that no longer participates in the active conduction of water in the tree, functioning only as support. In some tree species it is common its rotting, and, sometimes, its total destruction. This way, the use of the trunk as a mold comes from this void.The shapes of these containers in blown glass rely
at Natures will.

TERRA COLLECTION – CIMENTO Vases. Designed by Jorge Carreira

TERRA COLLECTION – CIMENTO Vases. Designed by Jorge Carreira

Cimento is a collection of containers in thin cement, resulting from a production process developed that aims for auto-production. The characteristics of the process allow for a total control of the stages which potentiates the creation of an almost endless number of light shapes that contrast with the normal notion we have of the material. The material is a mix of cement, water, sand, fibers, and additives which make the piece water proof. The molds are made of polipropilene sheets.

TERRA COLLECTION – CARUMA Vases. Designed by Eneida Tavares

Caruma is a series of vases formed by a mixed technique – ceramic and basket weaving – where an interdependant relation is created. “On one side, the ceramic with a strong tradition in the context in which I am, Caldas da Rainha (PT), and on the other side the basket weaving from Angola – where part of my roots come from – specially the woven spiral technique. There is a relation between the two matters that are familiar; the basket weaving on one side with its quotidian lasting, and the ceramic on the other side with what is an historic dimension. I search a intercultural dialogue that mixes what is close with what is far.”

TERRA COLLECTION – CARUMA Vases. Designed by Eneida Tavares