João Faria Mikado Residential furniture
Mikado Residential furniture is Silver Design Award winner in 2017 - 2018 Furniture Design Award Category.
Mikado Residential furniture

Mikado hides the complexity of its construction and the art to make it functional. Tubes of different metals are cut in angles and fit with accuracy in the furniture providing the much-needed support. The theme is repeated in a delicate design on the top surface of the object, combining different types of wood and metals. This furniture line consists of a dining table, a display case, a grand table, a side table and a nightstand. Although it is a residential line of furniture, it has also been thought to be used in commercial facilities, mainly the display case and the grand table objects.

Mikado Residential furniture
João Faria Mikado
João Faria Residential furniture
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 his world debut at Maison et Objet Paris, in 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, made 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 cause an emotional response.