PROJECTS

Work selection exhibit in diferent categories.

 

"(...) to project in Cork is necessary to understand their plastic characteristics and technological limitations. But this methodological approach is not new and seems to be the most genuine and best that represents a new "culture of cork." In Portugal a pioneering example is the project "Sela" from designer Paulo Parra, with an obvious artistic quality and structural simplicity, explores the sensory and affective aspects of cork, either by its natural smoothness of the surface or its functional type of rocking chair that can connote with the contemplative nature of the Alentejo countryside."

 

 

 

 

Marco Sousa Santos, “O Desafio da Matéria”,

Blue Design nº 5, 2008.

"From here we can speak of a single pedal. A pedal designed for Singer machines. Made in one piece, as a bar folded in half - unlike traditional which consists of two shells as a bivalve. The simplicity of its lines allows, on one hand, that the time of factory production drops to a third of the usual - with what that implies in terms of reducing costs and work for the workers.

All these issues equate in his head. For days. To solve the problem that is offered - or self-imposed. "Ideas of concepts, models, typologies of objects that arise as an illustration of reasoning..."

 

 

 

 

Vanessa Rato, Tráfego: Antologia Critica da Nova Visualidade Portuguesa, “Paulo Parra”, Coordenação Alexandre Melo, Porto 2001.

 

Aro (1987)

Household

Vista Alegre/ICEP Award - 1987

Silhoueta (1988)

Furniture

Nave (1991)

Household

Honour at Europália '91 (Belgium)

Essencial (2001)

Furniture

Gota (1999)

Household

Suave (2009)

Furniture

Relógio (2013)

Household

Cadeira-Sol (2014)

Furniture

SONAE Award - 1988

Monte (2006)

Furniture

Água (1998)

Furniture

Volume (1992)

Furniture

M (1990)

Furniture

Projectto Europa / Arflex Award - 1993

Isto não é uma colher (1994)

Illumination

Luz (1988)

Illumination

Interieur 90' Design for Europe

Vento (1992)

Systems

Móveis Tipo (1993)

Systems

Walkhand (1989)

Tech

Morphos (1990)

Tech

Sony Design Competition - 1989

Coroa (2014)

Luxury

R&S (2014)

Luxury

Luvas Bioluminescentes (1995)

Trends

7th Japan Design Competition

Award - 1995

Ser Simbiótico (1997)

Trends

LG Design Competition Award - 1999

Espiral (1992)

Illumination

Pirilampo (2006)

Illumination

Interieur 92' Design For Europe

Sistema (1992)

Systems

Pedalinho (1994)

Tech

Tiras (2008)

Systems

Sumo (1994)

Tech

Best Of IF Award / Singer - 1998

Sela Portuguesa (1996)

Luxury

Honour at Portugal's Pavillion

Expo Zaragoza (Spain) - 2008

Ecocar (2005)

Trends

Cadeira-Biblioteca (2014)

Luxury

Honour at Art on Chairs - 2014

Project for European

Comission's President

Cork House (2013)

Trends

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