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.