Brasilia coffee table
PrizeOfficial Selection in Use (product)
Design TeamFlavio Castro, Julia Vilanova
In 1960, the city of Brasilia, capital of Brazil, was inaugurated. With the urban plan designed by Lucio Costa and architecture designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the proposal is marked by two orthogonal axes. Inspired by this city, The Brasilia coffee table is also marked by two axes. Two brass fillets are embedded in the tabletops, made of marble and corten steel. The different materials make clear they are independent pieces that can be repositioned according to each need. However, when put in a certain configuration, the fillets overlap from one table to the other, forming the ideal position.
Bio Flavio Castro had the opportunity to start designing and building early, with only 20 years old. Flavio defends that practical experience completes academic theory, and has always worked in these two areas, with experience in architectural firms inside and outside Brazil. After three years of Masters in Barcelona, he returned to Brazil and settled in São Paulo, founding FCstudo in 2009. The collaboration system that exists within the office allows a constant exchange of information among professionals who join the team depending on each project´s demand.