I create pieces, not to play a main role in the space, but to play supporting roles. My design is the fruit of extreme labour of projected simplification and, at the same time, from the point of view of production, my pieces are very detailed.
Jader Almeida is a Brazilian designer and maker of the slender Crosby lounge chair for furniture brand, Sollos. With a clear approach to design, Jader Almeida fuses the spirit of minimalist and modernist architecture with the poetry and vitality of Brazilian customs and craft, which is evident in the form and materials of Crosby, built in carbon steel.
Jader Almeida’s pieces make themselves known in layers. Each may be savoured slowly. Taken as a pure form, a project in search of beauty, its design is remarkable, with thin fluid lines, soft curves, bowed intersections, a delicate balance at the very brink of physics and repeating geometrical themes.
There’s definitely something soothing and inviting about this lounge chair and indeed right through Jader’s work. You see the effect it produces in the surrounding space, the harmony between the components, the colour chart, and the elegant combination of materials.