By Pedro Franco

Curriculum:

Pedro Paulo Franco Santoro, 1977 Sao Paulo
Award-winning architect and designer in several national competitions such as Brazil makes design (2000 and 2002) and Abimóvel. Participated exhibitions in Brazil and abroad as: Outdoor Milan 2000,2002,2009; Abitare Il Tempo, Bienal de Saint Ettienne. Develops products for various industries Brazilian and also develops work among local communities.
His creating, the Armchair Orbital is the book cover scenari del giovane Design (Vanni Pasca), as well has been published in various journals national and international as Abitare, Interni, Surface, Design Report.

It established the alotof design group, where selects new designers and directs the new aesthetic. Concept pieces, sometimes developed without commercial concerns

Products:

Spring Armchair

Spring is the season that follows the preceding winter and the summer is typically associated with the revival flora and fauna on land.
The chaise spring was the starting point creation of simple structure that only serves as background to the beautiful work of true creators: the seamstresses of the slum community Vila Zumbi in colombo – Paraná.
From the traditional technique of gossip, and using of residue of tissue per supplier factories
region, was founded in gorgeous spring that adds value to the product
Value coming from a social project, redemption of traditional techniques creating a real time immediately preceding the summer. A summer sunny regards craft forms typically Brazilian and finally, generates support for various artist-craftsmen, coming to bloom a strong cultural identity and good working life to all who participate in its process creative.

Chaise PRIMAVERA
Design Pedro Franco, para alotof design group
Ano de criação 2010
Dimensões 1100 x 900 x h 800 mm
Comunidade artesãs da comunidade da favela Zumbi dos Palmares, da cidade de Curitiba – PR

Orbital Armchair

A certain instability …
Swing to either side,
Reaction to the thrust for any sense …
The feeling when it floats in orbit
When it floats in space orbit.
This is a delicate game of rings that interpenetrate generating the sought form ergonomic chair.
This rich set of forms is generated by unpretentious pneumatic air-filled chambers;
Thus, from the banal products, generate the composition of a new object, creating so a new aesthetic, and above all, providing a new view of daily.

Chambers of various sizes …
Velcro straps, lycra fabric
Are the ingredients of orbital armchair.

ORBITAL armchair
Design Pedro Franco, para alotof design group
Ano de criação 2000
Dimensões Diam. 900 x h 600 mm

Favos de Mel Armchair

Armchair that combines industrial principles and craft techniques. Low tech and hi tech, synthesizing a piece of functionality combined with Brazilian artisan tradition.
The aesthetic principles of design of the departed Call lunar probes and their large paws
Designed to land on lunar soil.
This also follows principles based handicrafts ergonomic. The high relief provided by technique, called “honeycomb” provides a relaxing effect on the seat and back of the product.
A perfect match for the name part of design: functionality, use of expertise local generating products exclusive with several intrinsic values.

FAVOS de MEL
Design Pedro Franco e Christian Ullmann, para alotof design group
Ano de criação 2010
Dimensões larg 900 x prof 700 x alt 800 mm
Comunidade artesãs da comunidade da favela Zumbi dos Palmares, da cidade de Curitiba – PR

Supernova Armchair

The Aesthetics of intent derived from the Supernova starting to develop a clear design, objective, simple, and that is not limited to function of seating, but also offer playful sensations who make use of it.
The design obtained image reflects cosmic reflecting light emanating from a distance, establishing interactions that transcend the object itself. The chair is almost, only a mirror tilted. It sits in the “mirror” of re-contextualization reflector used in photographic studios, set in recycled aluminum structure. The legs are threaded into four “nodes” designed to absorb the great efforts cutting and bending to which they are subjected in use daily.
Sitting at the Supernova is an experience sensory as it drops the body on the seat, it is surrounded by elastic tissue until reaching the limit ergonomics desired …

SUPERNOVA armchair
Design Pedro Franco, para alotof design group
Ano de criação 2000
Dimensões Diam. 1200 x h 800 mm

Under Construction Armchair – lacrime version 1.2

The ingredients to develop this chair are: screen construction (new use), and a wool
whit a little bit of creativity …
Floating sensation, Interactivity (wool can be used to cover your body )….
The chair has a unique aesthetic, and this continually changing and evolving. According
with user intervention …
An evolution that proposes a better future. A democratic design, interactive and anonymous
(to be continues ..).

Poltrona UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Versão 1.2 lacrime
Design Pedro Franco e Christian Ullmann, para alotof design group
Ano de criação 2010
Dimensões larg 800 x prof 700 x alt 800 mm
Comunidade (Lacrime) artesãs da comunidade da favela Zumbi dos Palmares, da cidade de Curitiba – PR

Under Construction Armchair – homeless version 1.2

It can be bought only the structure of the piece and personalize each customer defines how your finish. You can buy a chair with a finish produced by a community craft, and thus contribute to a future more …
It is also possible to buy the piece, fully developed by the designer. But if buying the chair today, not be the same tomorrow … because the play is in constant metamorphosis, always “under construction” …

Poltrona UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Versão 1.2 Homeless
Design Pedro Franco e Christian Ullmann, para alotof design group
Ano de criação 2010
Dimensões larg 800 x prof 700 x alt 800 mm
Comunidade (Homeless) artesãs do grupo Costurando com Arte da cidade de Serrana – SP

Anthropophagi Sofa – dreads version 1.2

The play has as a starting point to generate interactivity with their long locks: you can comb all to one side ( effecting a headrest ), change the visual every day, or envelopes with protecting the wires from the cold. Values the principle the craftsmanship and the promotion of a Product socially correct.
The long wires ( reconnection Rope used in mountaineering) are tied one to a slum community in Zumbi dos Palmares, located in Curitiba.
8296 meters are used or 34 kg of yarn; tied manually by three craftspeople.

Sofa ANTROPÓFAGO
Versão 1.2 dreads
Design Pedro Franco, para alotof design group
Ano de criação 2010
Dimensões 2200 x 900 x h 800 mm
Comunidade artesãs da comunidade da favela Zumbi dos Palmares, da cidade de Curitiba – PR



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