Born in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, Juliana Vasconcellos studied architecture and construction management. After living in New York, London and Barcelona she returned to her home country and founded her own architecture & design studio. Her passion for furniture design stems from the many private project she worked on as her clients commissioned original pieces. She is now based in Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte. Some of her designs are developed in partnership with her fellow architect Matheus Barreto.
Bold, minimal, and nature inspired. Her strong, timeless designs are a mixture of simplicity and elegance. The choice of authentic materials plays an important part in the uniqueness of each piece. Natural wood, stones and metal, sometimes combined with unusual materials, are incorporated in the design through special techniques. The craftsmanship, the harmonious volumes and well-thought details, lend each piece a particular emotional value.
Her designs were exhibited at many international venues, including Salone del Mobile in Milan and The Salon Art + Design in NY. The curvaceous yet slender Giraffe Chair is now in the in the permanent collection of MAD – Museum of Arts and Design in NY – and of the Museum of Brazilian Chairs in Belmonte, Brazil.