Straddling the art/design boundary like a pair of pros, Gerson Oliveira and Luciana Martins of Sao Paulo design team Ovo have come to the fore in the past year or so with their intuitive design approach.

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With sofas in the style of dilapidated park benches, expansive consolation lights and bright, blocky storage units, the pieces are simple - clean shapes, glass and blanched surfaces abound – and the effect is unforeseen. Functional and formal, each piece is afforded a humorous twist – the cubed-in, mini-sun illuminations being a particular favourite. Constructed in conjunction with a whole host of big name manufacturers, Ovo are just as involved in the design process as they are in the production, and the results are clear to see.

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