portuguese
ROOTS
roots chair - seating

Reborn in Wood and Cork

 

designed by Alexandre Caldas

patent by AROUNDtheTREE

The Story

PORTUGUESE ROOTS Chair, was inspired by its original model from 1950, created by Gonçalo Rodrigues dos Santos and designed today by Alexandre Caldas. An exclusive design in solid wood and natural oil.

The history of this chair goes back to the post-war era, the late forties (40’s).

The chair was original design in metal for outdoors major cafés in Lisbon and subsequently to the rest of the country .

After that , the chair had it`s ups and downs due to the market opening, plastic furniture and other products .

Although the original model as a long time living among Portuguese people,  however, for the Rest of the World, this chair was unknown since 2013, the year that AROUNDtheTREE was born.

 

It is now to us, a NEW Generation of “Believers”, who have learned from the very best, the responsibility of honoring and to continue to add value and history, to one of the greatest Portuguese Design Icons.
In addition, the will to value such heritage, is now established by the hand of Alexandre Caldas, who at age of 15, entered the world of Furniture and completely fell in love with product design .

 

History repeats itself… but this time…
with a totally different will… to show out this chair to the world!...
Portuguese ROOTS Chair .... reborn in 2013

 

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premios

MUDE – PORTUGUESE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DESIGN

Exhibition Chair

Since April 3rd 2014, you can find AROUNDtheTREE represented by PORTUGUESE ROOTS at MUDE (Portuguese National Museum of Design)  

and won the Silver Award by A’Design Awards 2014 with Portuguese ROOTS Chair. 

Since November 2015 AROUNDtheTREE is also present at First Museum Design Center at Funchal, Madeira Island

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We seek to integrate the best of our culture to international references through the rational use of wood as a raw material, a method and production control which are in agreement with all the ecological requirements, and the investment in the use cutting edge technological equipment in addition to artisanal techniques. Natural Cork is one of the values that we add in our design, being a portuguese product by excellence. Above all, Portuguese ROOTS Chair have the Aim to be

the NEXT  ICON of DESIGN WORLDWIDE .

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We use some Woods to Work.

Is in your hand the choice

new

NOW with upholstery on the back …. even more Confortable , so Elegant !

 

Designed by Alexandre Caldas | Patent by AROUNDtheTREE

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CONTRACT

REINFORCEMENT

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TOTAL IN WOOD

Solid American Walnut Natural
 
solid ash wood Natural
       solid ash wood painted          Pink Pastel
solid ash wood painted       Blue Pastel
solid ash wood painted      Mint Pastel
solid ash wood painted    Black

Version SEAT

Solid American Walnut
natural & cork fabric / leather
solid ash wood
natural & cork fabric / leather
 
solid ash wood painted
pink pastel & corkfabric /leather
 
solid ash wood painted
blue pastel & corkfabric /leather
 
solid ash wood painted
mint pastel & corkfabric /leather
 
solid ash wood painted
black pastel & corkfabric /leather
 

Version SEAT&BACK

Solid American Walnut
natural & cork fabric / leather
solid ash wood
natural & cork fabric / leather
 
solid ash wood painted
pink pastel & corkfabric /leather
 
solid ash wood painted
blue pastel & corkfabric /leather
 
solid ash wood painted
mint pastel & corkfabric /leather
 
solid ash wood painted
black pastel & corkfabric /leather
 
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