Luckily, there are many great designers out there who are able to inject their personality and love for life into new product and furniture designs. Lisbon based Marco Sousa Santos belongs to this creative designer’s circle, too. With his new-born label BRANCA and 2012 seating collection he managed to come up with some brilliant ideas. Sitting on any chair from his W series will be great fun. Most of these chairs are available in different colors and are great for both lounge areas and outdoors. Our favorite piece is the three-legged W.01. This is a large and comfortable lounge chair that is delivered with four cushions made of natural cotton fabric. The other chairs have their unique characteristics, too. We hope to see more creations from Marco Sousa Santos and his team.
Some additional information about the designer and his new brand BRANCA:
Marco Sousa Santos is based in Portugal and has been working across several fields of design and design management. His projects and products have been displayed and exhibited in institutions of reference, such as the V&A in London, MOMA Store in New York, the Triennale of Milan and the Salon du Meuble in Paris, featured alongside some of the world’s most prestigious designers. He is also Professor of Industrial Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon.
BRANCA is a new product and accessory label for the home, born in Lisbon, Portugal under the direction of the designer. The company’s main objective is to create a product collection where each piece is the result of an experimental approach, supported by detailed research into the aesthetic and structural qualities of the materials, as well as the most appropriate production methods. The company takes pride in working with high quality craft producers, combining their handmade skills with the latest digital production tools.
BRANCA products represent design diligence, as each one is the result of ongoing dialogue and experiments between the craftsman and the designer. Designs are only launched once function, quality, ergonomics, structural integrity, finish and appearance come together as a whole. By uniting Portuguese craftsmanship traditions with contemporary aesthetics, BRANCA aims to reignite the bygone era when products were developed with patience, expertise, knowledge and integrity, aiming to truly reach the level of a high-end furniture and accessory brand.