Alexandre Caldas

Professional in Furniture Design.

About Alexandre Caldas

I`m Alexandre Caldas and i`m relevant like everyone else. Regard the importance , it`s better than being famous. To be important is to stay inside people, not by imposition but because they care about us or our work. As for everything else, I do what I love and leave the evaluation for people in general, I don`t think that is wise the self evaluation.

  • 2-Time Winner of Furniture Design Award.
  • Specialized in Furniture Design.
  • 2 Featured Original Designs.
  • Highly Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Furniture
Portuguese Roots Lounge Chair

Portuguese Roots Lounge Chair

Furniture Design

PORTUGUESE ROOTS  CHAIR

PORTUGUESE ROOTS CHAIR

Furniture Design


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Interview with Alexandre Caldas

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
To be honest, since I was a kid I lived amoung work shops and raw materials and probably because of that I always thought a Designer without knowing it. When you spend most of your time amoung materials without phones, ipads, computers, etc (1970s / 80s), we end up spending most of the time figuring out what to do, practicing the cult of leisure, finding out how to make real what we just imagined
What is "design" for you?
I think we already have a lot of definitions about Design . In some ways it appears well defined and in others very with abstract. For me it means freedom , specialy from dogmas and it can be sparked in many diferent ways . If It helps people and they like it , I`m good with that !
When do you feel the most creative?
amoung materials ... if it`s furniture , i love to work with separate parts , components and play with them .
What makes a design successful?
again , If It helps people and they like it ... i think it will have a great chance to be a winner
When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
if it has any meaning or if it`s insignificant. I Always remember the Citrus-squeezer , it might not work weel for the porpouse it was designed , but is beautifull and starts a good conversation about design ... so it has a meanig . I think it`s great .
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
Giant , we are one of the front line in this issue , because we have the power to choose materials and solutions and raise awareness in consumers, customers and partners to make the shift in this current paradigm . we need good engineers and conscious designers.
How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
have to be responsible and it will be always a story telling ... with happy ending .

Extended Interview with Alexandre Caldas

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
To be honest, since I was a kid I lived amoung work shops and raw materials and probably because of that I always thought a Designer without knowing it. When you spend most of your time amoung materials without phones, ipads, computers, etc (1970s / 80s), we end up spending most of the time figuring out what to do, practicing the cult of leisure, finding out how to make real what we just imagined
Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
I think we already have a lot of definitions about Design . In some ways it appears well defined and in others very with abstract. For me it means freedom , specialy from dogmas and it can be sparked in many diferent ways . If It helps people and they like it , I`m good with that !
What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
amoung materials ... if it`s furniture , i love to work with separate parts , components and play with them .
Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
again , If It helps people and they like it ... i think it will have a great chance to be a winner
What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
if it has any meaning or if it`s insignificant. I Always remember the Citrus-squeezer , it might not work weel for the porpouse it was designed , but is beautifull and starts a good conversation about design ... so it has a meanig . I think it`s great .
What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
Giant , we are one of the front line in this issue , because we have the power to choose materials and solutions and raise awareness in consumers, customers and partners to make the shift in this current paradigm . we need good engineers and conscious designers.
How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
have to be responsible and it will be always a story telling ... with happy ending .

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