I wouldn't have guessed that Portuguese designer Rui Alves would produce work under My Own Super Studio, but insofar as his friendly demeanor matched that of his unassuming furniture, the moniker is intended to suggest humility as opposed to narcissism.
We weren't the only ones who were impressed by Alves' beautifully-executed woodwork at the SaloneSatellite this year: the organizers saw fit to include his "Woodpecker" design (above and below) in the Best-in-Show section in the far corner.
It's an elegant interchangeable home organization solution, taking trestle legs as inspiration for a versatile countertop or standalone unit, where the horizontal beam has three vertical points of attachment and a horizontal one. The various appendages—a coatrack, a knife block, a mushroom-shaped storage unit, a lamp, flat surfaces, etc.—and legs themselves are plug-and-play to maximize the functionality of the minimalist form.
The "AA" chair is named for its strut-like legs.
The "Lapa" armchair & matching ottoman
The "Mind the Gap" side tables are named for the slight gap (as wide as each leg) between the surface and edge, a corollary to its construction.
The "Nose" adjustable-height stool has three different settings—the cork ball is the handle of the wooden pin that holds the stool in place.
A third-generation woodworker, Alves is currently based in his hometown of Paços de Ferreira