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.
Chairman of the Boards
This architectural desk raises the bar on workplace aesthetics. The wooden surface is starting its second career, after having spent more than a human lifetime as industrial floor paneling in a bicycle factory. That century of work has given the wood a warm ruggedness, full of hard-earned visual appeal, accented with steel inlay between the edges of the boards. It rests atop a reliable framework of hexagonal steel, including a shelf that keeps your computer tower, printer and other peripherals tucked discreetly out of the way. The combination of materials and design results in a C-suite desk that still remembers its blue collar work ethic. Handmade by Richard Velloso in Brooklyn, New York.
Due to the nature of the materials used, we are providing the following warning, as required by law:
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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