Rock with us.
Launching the Gisele balanço by Aristeu Pires.
MEET DESIGNER: ARISTEU PIRES
Aristeu Pires is an award-winning furniture designer and manufacturer. After an eminently successful career in computer engineering, he launched an eponymous furniture line that brought immediate acclaim. In 2007 the Gisele lounge chair won first place in Brazil's prestigious â€œMuseu da Casa Brasileiraâ€ award in the furniture category. Aristeu's pieces are individually manufactured in southern Brazil, fusing style and ease for enthusiastic clients around the globe.
Aristeu Pires furniture pairs contemporary design sensibility with warm Brazilian wood. His pieces bring timeless beauty and everyday comfort to residences from city penthouse apartments and architecturally significant homes to beachfront estates on both coasts. Crafted from sustainably harvested wood, each piece has its own personality and Brazilian charm. To own an Aristeu Pires design is to inherit a modern masterpiece and make a new friend.
MELISSA & GISELE LOUNGE
Famous for his smooth, curvy, and comfortable designs specified in corporate, retail and office settings across South America, Aristeu's distinctive designs with a focus on supreme user comfort are now found in workspaces, clubhouses, formal offices, hotels, and fine restaurants in North America.
MEET DESIGNER: DOMINGOS TÓTORA
There may be no artist who demonstrates sustainability as wholly as Domingos Tótora. Born in a mountainous region of Brazil, he studied design in São Paulo before returning to his home city of Maria da Fé where undulating landscapes, waterways, and rock formations inspire his life's work as a sculptor of curvilinear furniture and objects of art.
Domingos' passion for nature and authenticity compelled him to conceive a fascinating and laborious process that emulates the cycle of life. He begins with cardboard near the end of its functional purpose, reducing it to pulp. The material is then blended with soil and water, hand sculpted into new forms, and baked in natural sunlight.