Brazilian architect and furniture designer Paolo Alves is among the young designers whose work I believe will be considered "classic" fifty years from now.
Alves received his education at Brazil's São Carlos Engineering School of São Paulo University. In 1992 he joined the studio of architectural icon Lina Bo Bardi. He now designs for Marcenario São Paulo.
His work is influenced by his engineering background, but at the same time, it demonstrates a search for a poetic form that is not bound strictly by function. Some pieces are fluid, while others are angular and geometric, but all are striking in their simplicity and beauty.
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