People have different preferences and tastes when it comes to buying furniture for their home or office. Whereas nowadays, when it comes to furniture requirements, functionality is as important as aesthetics. And that’s actually what Joao Teixeira good to.
João Teixeira is an award-winning industrial and product designer based in Guimarães, Portugal. With balance, emphasis and rhythm at the back of his mind, Portuguese designer Joao Teixeira brings a Scandinavian and minimal touch to his furniture concept, which combines functionality and aesthetics.
He has designed many stylish yet functional concept pieces of furniture and researches manufacturing to turn them into reality. Below are several of our favorites and there are more on Teixeira’s profile page. Desk, sofa, chair, side table, coffee table and more, scroll down to see how Teixeira twisted the designs and created something simple yet stunning.
You know the feeling of having to reach for your phone or TV remote under the back of the couch, right? To be honest, this happens to me all the time, and that was exactly the starting point for designing the “Silky” sofa.
The “Stretch” desk allows you to choose between having more space to store or more surface to work on, all thanks to a unique and playful adaptable leather book holder. Almost reminiscent of how paper rolls work, the idea behind the “Stretch” desk concept was to have a playful and functional leather book holder that users could adjust through a pivoting pivot point placed on both sides to more convenience.
“Mate” is a minimalist yet sophisticated bedside table. Its main feature is a removable and sliding table top, which allows simple and clutter-free cable management, but also allows the user to detach this component and use it as a laptop stand.
The “Embrace” sideboard is all about unique joints, gentle curves and overlapping layers. From there, the goal was to have a minimal approach to design language balanced with functionality through smart storage and cable management solutions. You will find two side drawers with vertical opening, a classic drawer in the middle and an open shelf at the bottom. The upper cabinet creates an offset from the curved panel, which adds the ability to easily route cables through this space.
The “Cloth” coffee table aims to create a balance between audacity and elegance depending on the angle. Its almost poetic presence follows the new “Japandi” design trend by mixing Japanese simplicity with Scandinavian functionality. Its most unique feature is the centrally placed metal book stand that assumes a curved bottom to establish an aesthetic relationship with the undulating curved legs of the product.
Adopting a tripod solution was key to keeping things looking sleek, vibrant and stylish. The bent metal tubing adds a sense of continuity by only welding on one side, allowing this space to be used as a place to hang scarves or the like. Metal tube tops can also be used to hang clothes or hats without the need for a hanger. To add value to such an exquisite piece of furniture, we have chosen to increase its functionality by adding openings in the wooden bars allowing the user to easily store everyday accessories such as wallets, glasses or keys without give up the possibility of hanging your clothes by using the smooth edges.
Brick is a sofa driven by the way people now work from home and how often they use the sofa to do so. The central module has the possibility of integrating a rotating side table and a power supply for added convenience.