Ricardo Antonio

Ricardo Antonio

  • Nationality Brazilian

Designer and journalist, graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in 1989, began his professional life in the 80s at Form, a magazine of art and architecture Brazilian direct by architect Oscar Niemeyer, with whom he establishes a lasting partnership and friendship.

In 1990, in his home town inaugurates the study URB that designs and manufactures a series of "good humured supplies pieces" as he likes to call them.

In 2003 he designed the award-winning series of armchairs Ravello, his first work distributed worldwide by the Italian Poltrona Frau.

The Ravello will be two editions of the magazine cover of Italian INTERNAL and is now in the permanent collection of the Museum Chair in Rio de Janeiro.

London, Rio de Janeiro, Lisbon, Sao Paulo, Amsterdam, Milan, Tokyo, New York .... are some cities where he lived and worked, and this condition of not belonging resulted in him an instinctive search for a global identity, that has nothing to do with globalization, but with a challenge that binds preservazioni of local identity through the creation of global values.

"I am not attracted by a right angle nor by a straight, hard, inflexible line, created by man. What attracts me is the free and sensual curve. The curve that I come across in the mountains of my country, in my favourite woman, in the clouds of the sky and in the waves of the sea. The universe is made of curves: it's Enstein' s curved universe."

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