Author Archives: Rica Oliveira Lima


Baba Vaccaro, our dear fellow Brazilian designer, heads the third season of the show “Casa Brasileira”, aired on cable televsion channel GNT.

The show deals with architecture and the Brazilian way of living according to the most accomplished architects in the country. Each show presents the home of a famous client of these architects in order to illustrate their concepts.

The first episode went on air July 27th. Don’t miss the second episode on August 2nd, featuring architect David Bastos!

Today the exhibition #fuiparaspelembreidevc completed one month and we can say it is quite a hit.

The Nóize Chairs, Estudio Guto Requena’s contribution to the São Paulo-inspired initiative, were not only widely publicized both nationally and internationally but also occasioned many nice compliments and acquaintances.

If you still haven’t heard of the Nóize Chairs, check out the images and conceptual video below!



The Nóize Chairs developed by Estudio Guto Requena were digitally conceived from the merge of sounds captured in the streets of São Paulo and Brazilian design icons.


Lina na Santa Efigênia Chair


Lina na Santa Efigênia Chair


Lina na Santa Efigênia Chair

The Girafa chair by Lina Bo Bardi, Marcelo Ferraz and Marcelo Suzuki; the Oscar chair, by Sério Rodrigues, and; the São Paulo chair, by Carlos Motta were digitally modeled in 3D, in a faithful reproduction of its physical model.


The original Girafa Chair, by Lina Bo Bardi, Marcelo Ferraz and Marcelo Suzuki


The original Oscar Chair, by Sérgio Rodrigues


The original São Paulo chair, by Carlos Motta

Programmed in the computer software Processing by Estudio Guto Requena, the digital models were deformed through its fusion with audio files collected in three peripheral locations of São Paulo: Grajaú, Cidade Tiradentes and Santa Ifigênia. The result is a manifest-chair, which instigates reflection beyond the act of sitting.

 The digital file which resulted from this process was sent electronically to a 3D printer located in Belgium. Upon completion the chairs were sent to Brazil.

City voices, suburban noises and the resonance of concrete deconstruct Brazilian design landmarks in pieces which value a design process over their mere aesthetics result.


A rendered image of our Carlos Motta na Cidade Tiradentes Chair.


A rendered image of our Sérgio Rodrigues no Grajau Chair.

São Paulo is a beautiful city. Non-obvious, complex, diverse, multiracial, improvised, surprising, ironic, tolerant towards different peoples, beliefs and cultures – a patchwork filled with hidden beauties. Falling in love with it is a matter of survival.

The three pieces developed by Estudio Guto Requena for the exhibition seek to assimilate the beauties of São Paulo, especially those which are off circuit. They constitute a digital experimentation of noises, deconstruction and mixing through the new possibilities brought to us by new digital technologies.

Estudio Guto Requena is honored to present its newest design!

Tomorrow evening the Nóize Chairs will be brought to public, in the context of the design and art exhibition #fuiparaspelembreidevc (#ihavebeentospandthoughtofyou) with fellow architects Maurício Arruda and Marko Brajovic.

The Nóize Chairs merge Brazilian design icons to the sounds of the streets of São Paulo. Curious? Come check it out!



Crístian and Sofia, Básico furniture collection

“We ask ourselves what’s the basic need, where does it begin, what’s the closest to us. If you take the Chilean landscape and its prime material, you can end up with an object, with something. So it’s more a question of cleaning and making something simple from that material, something that emphasizes the relationships between objects and materials.”

Raúl Domínguez, The Andes House


The Andes House team

Raúl Domínguez, Sofía Domínguez, Cristián Domínguez. The work of Chilean siblings of “The Andes House” has caught Estudio Guto Requena’s attention due to its sharp and skilful manipulation of simple materials such as pine and wicker.


Las Doce Collection

The Andes House was featured twice at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano (2011 and 2012). It is constantly cited, alongside Si Studio, Pro2 (to name a few great Chilean young designers), as one of the most remarkable creative groups in the country.


Colección madeinMIMBRE

One of their most notable projects is madeinMIMBRE®, where they designed a line of products made from wicker, generating products in partnership with the artisans and the community of Chimbarongo, a community 150 km south of Santiago, in the VI Region of Chile.

Learn more about The Andes House through their website.

Also, check out these two micro-documentaries on two of their project, “Básico” and “madeinMIMBRE”

<p><a href=”″>BÁSICO</a&gt; from <a href=””>The Andes House</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

<p><a href=”″>made in MIMBRE</a> from <a href=””>The Andes House</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Now, feel like learning more about Chilean designers? Check this out.