João Xará



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Cesto de Pedra

Series of baskets made during RARA 21 Residence in S. Miguel (Azores Island), during Walk&Talk. Designed in collaboration with Eneida Lombe Tavares and produced by the Azoren Craftsman Alcídio Andrade.

Curated by Miguel Flor
Product Images by Mariana Lopes
Process Images by Miguel Flor

Produced in S. Miguel (Azores) by Alcídio Andrade
Vime, basketry
year: 2021

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Azores, stool

Developed during RARA 21 Residence in S. Miguel (Azores Island), during Walk&Talk.
With regard to traditional raw materials, this piece is made from cryptomeria wood. Imported from Japan in the 19th century, this tree is one of the main elements of the Azorean landscape.

Curated by Miguel Flor

Produced in S. Miguel (Azores) by Hóracio Raposo
Cryptomeria wood
year: 2021

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Burly

Designed for VICARA Design, Burly is a collection of coat hangers. Available in three sizes, adapted to different home scales, and easy to set up.

burl:  is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner.  It is commonly found in the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots from dormant buds.

For VICARA
Images by Ivo Oliveira Rodrigues

turned pine
year: 2021

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Fast wedge

Series of explorations made during RARA 21 Residence in S. Miguel (Azores Island), curated by Miguel Flor during Walk&Talk.
Founded stone wedge, that are the principal element of solidity of the object.

Curated by Miguel Flor
Product Images by Mariana Lopes
Process Images by Miguel Flor

Produced in S.Miguel (Azores) by Horácio Raposo
Cryptomeria Wood
Basalt Stone
year: 2021

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F1

Blown glass object with a metal clamp convey a sense of pressure and contact, making the force visible in an intuitive and direct way through the materiality and given direction.

Images by the author
Produced in Marinha Grande
Blown Glass
Metal Clamp
year: 2018


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0000001

0000001 speculates the relationship between subject - object, thus approaching concepts of form and perception. This work shows a versatile design thinking and focusing on working with dettachement of the conscience during the process of object creation in design. It’s safe to say that the concepts of limit and frontier are fading in favor of a holistic and polysemic activity. It is, therefore, of special relevance to understand these operational codes in the reformulation of a new perceptual and
visual thinking. I then propose to develop objects of an experimental nature and question the individual freedom of the designer and the user as creator and emancipator of forms and meanings. The designer seeks awareness of a reformulating need that
replaces a typological and a priori thinking with a free, individual and intuitive process. This does not cancel out an essential historical and referential
search.

Imagens by João Pedro Azevedo
Self produced
year: 2020

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1B

Modular board that, combined with more, manages
to create a series of shapes. Allows to make a series of configurations adapting to the different areas of the living space.

Images by the author
Self-produced
Plywood
year: 2017

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My facade

My facade appears from noticing that in official and
local souvenir shops, the products presented are generally not completely intended for children. The children experience could be further stimulated through creative triggers.
For the development of this project, was token as a starting point the imagination and the search for figures / expressions on the monuments facades (in this case, Batalha Monastery). By creating folds and cuts, the expressions of the building are highlighted and turned in to characters.

Images by João Pedro Azevedo
Designed during Responsible Tourism Workshop under the mentorship of Pedrita.
Paper prototypes
year: 2018




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