The Brazilian woodworkers reaching a higher plane
A new band of Brazilian designers are reviving the traditional woodworking skills that made the country synonymous with high quality craftsmanship in the first half of the last century. In an age of mass production, this growing generation is working by hand, with skills learned carefully over years of diligent practice. In our October issue, we profiled some of the most exciting names in the industry. Here, we take a look inside their studios and see more of their work.
One designer leading the way is Rio-based Rodrigo Calixto, who founded his atelier Oficina Ethos five years ago. Calixto enjoys a growing reputation for his meticulously handcrafted tables, sideboards and stools, and is gaining an online following for a series of videos that demonstrate his craftsmanship. Watch the making of his wooden mosaic and 'Lotus' stools.