João Faria Emotional Object #020: "Gift wrap" Coffee table
Emotional Object #020: "Gift wrap" Coffee table is Iron Design Award winner in 2015 - 2016 Furniture Design Award Category.
Emotional Object #020: "Gift wrap" Coffee table

Gift wrap is a simple coffee table. Inspired in a box of chocolates, the table, which can be made in five different kinds of wood or super clear glass, relies on a structure of stainless steel (polished or brushed) for an effortless support. This structure comes in two variations: A ribbon around a volume (1st movement) or corners (2nd movement) which was a lucky variations found on its design development. Simple design, clean table, bold statement.

Emotional Object #020: "Gift wrap" Coffee table
João Faria Emotional Object #020: "Gift wrap"
João Faria Coffee table
João Faria design
João Faria design
João Faria

João Faria is an architect from Northern Portugal. After an 18 year activity in architecture and teaching, he has devoted his time to designing objects that really meant something for him. Emotional Objects is born from this passion. He designs objects for his needs and hopes that someone else likes it too. Objects are created from this need and then, the design is taken to its limits, without compromises. João makes its own prototypes and tests its ideas and solution like a sculptor. After testing one or several solutions, its time to choose the best artisans to make it feasible. Manufacturing it's always very limited, mostly due to the design characteristics. First of all, its a labour of love.

Emotional Objects

“Emotional Objects” is a new brand of decorative objects, born by the hand of an architect, which had its world debut at Maison & Objet Paris, on January 2016. After nearly twenty years of work in the field, in 2012 João Faria created the "Emotional Objects" concept as a way to produce and market his own objects. This brand, composed of different pieces from butter dishes to office furniture or Bluetooth speakers, will produce only 99 objects. Then the project will be finished. With an important component of craftsmanship, the twenty-six objects developed until now take design to its limits, with no compromises and a great attention to detail. The author´s intention is to make objects that connect to people, create a relationship with their owners and provoke an emotional response.