The motivation for the development of the Tímida Chair is the rereading of steel in Brazilian furniture, notably from the 50s, when the country had as characteristics the building of functional, urban pieces made of steel. It is from the reading of the Brazilian furniture of the period in time – inspired by names such as Lina Bo Bardi, Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Flavio de Carvalho -, from their concern about shapes and the industrial production viability, that the Tímida Chair has been developed from.
When it comes to its shape, the Tímida Chair has been thought to create a direct relationship with its subjects. Be it for the possibility of observing human forms in it that, ‘shy’ (Tímida), it brings its arms hidden; be it for the capacity of inventing new uses, as the use of its back as a handle – with functions that may ease its transportation, and even work as a hanger for objects.
Awards: Honorable Mention – Salão Design Award 2015 | Finalist – Museu da Casa Brasileira 2014 | Winner – Brasilidade Industrial 2014