L’Éléphant Eye for Design – Maria Ana Vieira
Discover the choises of design pieces and works of architecture from each member of the L’Éléphant team.
Maria Ana Vieira Interior Designer Intern
F 51 SOFA SUITE, WALTER GROUPIS, 1920
This sofa was designed by the founder of the Bauhaus School, Walter Gropius. Despite the imposing design there is a lightness, which comes from the fact that the sofa does not touch the floor and the arms hover above the cushions, which makes it appear that this piece is floating. It is a piece of modernism and is one of my favorites, I admire the technique behind the “simplicity” and lightness of this sofa. It is a piece of modernism and is one of my favorites, I admire the technique behind the “simplicity” and lightness of this sofa. It is a piece that influenced the furniture designs of Mies van der Rohe, whose work still influences the design of furniture today.
BARCELONA PAVILION, MIES VAN DER ROHE, 1929
Altought it is impossible to choose a favorite architectural work, the Barcelona Pavilion is a reference work that greatly influenced my first steps in architecture. It is an emblematic work of the modern movement, thought with great mastery. From the rigor of geometry, the choice of materials and the precision of the pieces, it is a space of apparent simplicity that hides the complexity of having been thought out to the smallest detail. It is a timeless work.