At the tender age of 13, Serafim began what would become his life work. Under the legendary master Goncalo Rodrigues dos Santos, Serafim commenced an apprenticeship and started down the road to becoming a full fledged craftsman.
Of all the varied creations produced by the master, the one that stands apart is one award-winning chair which reached its peak in the late 60's, but in fact was designed in secretly since the 1940's.
Master Serafim, who at the time was already the right hand man of the his mentor, was the only one who knew the initial plans and process behind the design of the chair. This showed a total confidence and trust of Master Gonçalo for Serafim, as well as a strong link between the two skilled craftsmen.