- Manuel Amaral Netto, Cesare Bizzotto, Tobias Nitsche
- Where to Buy
Led by Portuguese designer Manuel Amaral Netto and business strategist Tomás Carvalhas, UTIL is a young Lisbon-based design brand that collaborates with various designers with a clear focus on enduring and functional storage furniture made from high quality materials. The brand's simple, robust, and utility-first approach to its design has a strong resemblance to Vitsœ—and that is definitely a good thing. Although UTIL's catalogue is currently fairly small, there is a lot to appreciate in each object such as the range of colours available for each model.
The award-winning Plié units and shelving system are particular highlights, designed by Cesare Bizzotto and Tobias Nitsche. The Plié Wall Mount uses the least amount of powder-coated aluminium possible which, folded, results in a lightweight, yet highly robust structure. In this case, the unit is already pre-assembled. The Media Unit offers added flexibility thanks to its four swivel casters, making it easy to move, while its back panel allows you to conceal connection cables. The Wall Shelf is made to adapt to any interior, from contemporary workspace to private living environments, giving books and other small items a subtle and timeless frame.