Born in the neighborhood of Brooklin (yes, with an i), São Paulo - Brazil, furniture designer Richard Velloso has made Brooklyn, New York his primary place of work and residence. Not just a designer, he also builds his own pieces and is one of the owners of his company, named after his chocolate lab, Olga, together with his two friends Renato Yoshima and Leon Yugrakh. Olga’s work is done using rough reclaimed materials, hard or soft woods - from fallen timbers to 100 year old warehouse beams and even old industrial factory flooring - mixed in with steel, occasionally featuring concrete and glass. However “brute” the materials might be at first, the pieces are infused with modern aesthetics, industrial influences and clean geometrical designs. This is due to Richard’s venerable respect and passion for some of the greats of architecture and design such as Philip Johnson, Oscar Niemeyer, I.M. Pei, Joaquim Tenreiro, Jorge Zalszupin and Louis Kahn. Richard is very hands-on at Olga, to say the least; from the designing process to the selection of materials, the cutting, sanding, welding, assembly and finishing, he gets his hands dirty and sometimes even burnt. Now at their new location in Sunset Park, Richard and the team are busy at work creating new designs and interior spaces for restaurants, hotels, retail spaces, and homes - we love to do it all.
This contemporary coffee table combines unexpected materials for a look that makes it both furniture and art. The main body of the table is made from hot rolled steel. Each pair of wide legs has one angular cross brace, enhancing the geometric boldness of the tables lines. The surface is marked with long, parallel striations, as if imitating a more traditional, wood plank table. But there, running down the center of this austere modernism, is a panel of natural driftwood. The wood is rich with texture and color variation, telling tales of a life and a history stretching back beyond human knowledge. This combination of manmade and organic, hard and soft, make this table not just something functional to use, or something beautiful to ponder. Handmade by Richard Velloso in Brooklyn, New York.
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WARNING: This product may contain one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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