L’Éléphant’s Eye for Design – Álvaro Roquette

Discover the choises of design pieces and works of architecture from each member of the L’Éléphant team.

Álvaro Roquette Home dresser, Antiquarian & Partner

I am not very fond of design, I like antique forms with a soul and I get irritated by things done in series with the function of improving people’s lives! I like things that are not practical, that take work, that interact with us in a home or a space. I don’t like design because, in a way, it trivialized taste … If I really had to choose a design object, I would choose Artemide’s Tolomeo, for its versatility, or Philippe Starck’s orange squeezer, for doing the reverse of what is design, that is, it is not practical!

Hotel Travassos 11, Tolomeo floor available at L'Éléphant Store © Rodrigo Teixeira de Abreu
Juicy Salif, 25th anniversaryof the creation of the object commemorative edition, Phillipe Starck
"I designed the Juicy Salif for Alessi on a paper tablecloth because I was bored waiting for a pizza. It was a mathematical exercise of reversed topology applied to a lemon squeezer." Philippe Starck


O L’ÉLÉPHANT é um estúdio de design e arquitetura de interiores que trabalha a vivência diária moderna através da criação de espaços singulares que celebram a identidade de quem os habita.


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