There isn't anything particularly notable about Gonçalo Campos' latest project, the "Curvas" dining chair, except that I hope it's as comfortable as it is handsome. Yet the minimal form factor belies the crucial details behind the design:
It's thin and sturdy structure is only possible thanks to great advances in computer controlled machinery, that can precisely shape each part, to be later masterfully assembled by skilled craftsmen.
This chair was meticulously shaped, to provide maximum comfort. The elegant curves in the back and seat where studied to provide maximum support with the least area possible. While the legs have a semi round profile that allows for great elegance and still provide a large surface area, crucial for a strong joint.
It's a departure from, say, the experimentation of his "ESA" series, a finished product for WEWOOD—whom, Campos notes, are "experts in using high-end technology combined with traditional wood joinery" (based on the designs that they've produced in the past, we tend to agree).