Alexandre Caldas The Designer Profile
Alexandre Caldas was born in 1974. was raized in family of “makers”, starting from very young age to have contact and work with different materials . That situation led him to study mechanics.
After that, he started early to work in the furniture area and today with his vast experience, he became passionate by design. Alexandre Caldas is the responsible for all the designing and concept pieces of AROUNDtheTREE and the PORTUGUESE ROOTS CHAIR in particular .
A Little Interview
What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms?
What are the key influencing elements of this chair?
What sort of projects are you working on at the moment?
A designer’s work is so diverse – how do you manage to hold down a career and a life?
Your favourite hotel/ restaurant/ bar?
The place that gives you the most energy?
-And the place that enables you to totally relax?
Anything else interesting?
Name 5 key essentials for today and beyond
Not only in design but in the world in general:
Imagination / Creativity
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to product design, what would it be?
There is always what we believe and the truth … so my advice is, focus on both, and be wise and patient.