João Faria

João Faria is an architect from Northern Portugal. After an 18 year activity in architecture and teaching, he has devoted his time to designing objects that really meant something for him. Emotional Objects is born from this passion. He designs objects for his needs and hopes that someone else likes it too. Objects are created from this need and then, the design is taken to its limits, without compromises. João makes its own prototypes and tests its ideas and solution like a sculptor. After testing one or several solutions, its time to choose the best artisans to make it feasible.
Since the beginning of his work, he won 8 international design awards.
Back in 2015, he won a Golden Award with his Butter Dish Iris.
In 2018, his brand Emotional Objects was nominee Best Brand Innovation by Harper's Bazaar Interior Awards.
Butter dish by João Faria

Iris Butter dish by João Faria Iris is a butter dish that will initiate an elegant meal. It's a piece that presents butter in a surprising and sophisticated way. Start your meal differently...

Coffee table by João Faria

Emotional Object #020: "Gift wrap" Coffee table by João Faria Gift wrap is a simple coffee table. Inspired in a box of chocolates, the table, which can be made in five different kinds of wood or super clear glass, relies on a structure of stainless steel (polished or brushed) for an effortless support. This structure comes in two variations: A ribbon around a volume (1st movement) or corners (2nd movement) which was a lucky variations found on its design development. Simple design, clean table, bold statement.

Coffee table by João Faria

Emotional Object #010 Roots Coffee table by João Faria Roots is not just a coffee table. It's a piece of nature brought in to the living room. A work of craftsmanship, made by 3rd generation woodworkers who put their long knowledge into this piece. This table re-interprets, in a contemporary design, the roots of the ceiba tree, found in Havana, source of it's inspiration. A line that revolves around a volume intercepting with another surface to make a table. Because nature is the oldest inspiration, this design takes it just a little bit further...

Office furniture by João Faria

Emotional Object # 018: Excentric Office furniture by João Faria ExCentric is not just another line of office furniture. This line conveys a sense of imbalance, unsettled, gravity defiant. Volumes and they supporting structure are deliberately misaligned, provoking the user, hopefully making him smile...The reaction is priceless. Watching the people looking to the desk, trying to understand what is in front of them and suddenly smiling is clearly what is expected and rewarding. Composed by the essential elements for an office, this line can be incorporated with some technologies like a computer, personal WiFi or bluetooth, keeping the workplace clean.

Residential furniture by João Faria

Mikado Residential furniture by João Faria Mikado hides the complexity of its construction and the art to make it functional. Tubes of different metals are cut in angles and fit with accuracy in the furniture providing the much-needed support. The theme is repeated in a delicate design on the top surface of the object, combining different types of wood and metals. This furniture line consists of a dining table, a display case, a grand table, a side table and a nightstand. Although it is a residential line of furniture, it has also been thought to be used in commercial facilities, mainly the display case and the grand table objects.

Home desk by João Faria

Roots Home desk by João Faria Emotional Objects do not follow trends or fashion, designed with no concessions or restrains. Objects with strong ideas and concepts that will make them last over time. Nature has always been an inspiration and its interpretation a long tradition in design. Roots is unique and the result of an inspiration crafted with patience, art and craftsmanship allied to the latest technology. It is a beautiful piece of art that you will want to have it at home, not in the office. Each object ishould be treated like art and when one of it leaves, a piece of the designer goes along.

Seat by João Faria

Mix and Match Seat by João Faria Mix and match is an original collection of wooden benches designed mostly for hotels, entrances and commercial buildings. Fun, fresh and edgy could be some of the words to describe these objects that make people smile every time they look and use them. There are three sizes available, six different chairs to choose from and a small table to use with a laptop. In option, each bench can house usb sockets for charging phones and tablets. But the main goal is their endless customization options, almost unlimited, that makes each piece a unique object. Build your own!

Seating by João Faria

Lazy Day Collection Seating by João Faria Joao Faria drew the Lazy Day Collection in 2014, but he only launched it in 2020. The armchairs and sofas' designs are original, edgy and sophisticated, with two slightly different versions: Classic and Modern. The most remarkable feature is the rounded back, made with carefully book matched wood veneers. In November 2020, Interior Design Magazine featured this sofa as a statement seat.

Contact Info

João Faria
Rua Adolfo Casais Monteiro, 46 - 5º A
4760-113 Vila Nova de Famalicão
P: 00351 916330850

João Faria is IDC member since 2020, with 16222 IDC rating.
 
 
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