Founders of the DAM Design Studio, specializing in furniture and lighting, Hugo Silva and Joana Santos are developing together in Portugal new objects full of humor and poetry, studying the emotions that can emerge from shapes, colors, materials and textures. This year they present their latest creations, GAGO and SACADURA, two chairs designed to tell aerial adventures.

DAM's creed: to return to the events that have marked humanity. So the designers have chosen this time to pay tribute to two Portuguese explorers with these chairs that tell the first air crossing of the South Atlantic, made in 1922 by the pilot Sacadura Cabral and the navigator Gago Coutino. So much so that the two pieces of furniture make the users travel - in time and in the sky - through the allegory of adventure.

One, GAGO, is rocking and the other, SACADURA is frozen on all four feet. Both are worked to stimulate the imagination of the user. The seat and backrest are reminiscent of an aviator's helmet, while the armrests are curved like the wings of a seaplane and the wooden feet are designed to look like they are taking off. Ready to leave the tarmac?

To learn more, visit the DAM website

Photographs: DAM

Post your comment

  • No comment on this article.

ADC Awards

ADC-Awards-logo-2017 250-01
The most outstanding architectural achievements elected by the professional community

>> Learn more


miaw white logo ok

An International Award to the best products for architects and layout professionals

>> Learn more


5, Saulnier Street - 75009 PARIS

T: + (33) 1 42 61 61 81

F: + (33) 1 42 61 61 82

[Email protected]


my account

Mobile version