Rara e Memo Desk

Filipe Alarcão presenta Rara e Memo Desk

Memo Desk
Memo Desk is a small table suitable for writing or computing. It’s compact dimensions and lightness perfectly fit small spaces at home or in spots of public spaces where and when a little bit of privacy is required. Made of solid ash wood it has an upper screen made of cork suited to be used as a memo board.
The Memo Desk comes in different ash finishes and colours, combined both with cork and textile coverings.

Company – Iduna Editors
Materials – Ash Wood, Cork, Rubber
The Rara benches were designed along RARA Design Residency during the Walk&Talk Arts Festival at Azzore island of S. Miguel, in 2019. The aim of the residency was to work with local artisans and endogenous materials like the abundant cryptomeria wood (Crytpomeria Japonica) and wicker, which is used mainly in basketry. The wicker is tied up around the wooden pieces reinforcing its structure thus creating a new and perfect symbiosis between the two materials.

Company – Rara Design Residency. Walk&Talk Arts Festival.
Materials –Cryptomeria Wood (cryptomeria Japonica), Wicker.
Born in 1963, Filipe Alarcão has a graduation in Design by the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon and Master Degree in Industrial Design at Domus Academy in Milan, Italy. Recipient of the National Design Prize promoted by the Portuguese Design Centre, he lives and works in Lisbon, in his own practice Filipe Alarcão Designstudio, developing projects of industrial and furniture design, urban design, lighting, ceramics and glass.

Between 1995 and 1997, he works in Milan with arch. Michele de Lucchi. More recently, he extended the scope of his work to fields related to interior and exhibition design as well as art director for several design projects with such as Project 01 for the Portuguese Vista Alegre/Atlantis, Amorim Cork, Temahome.

MUDE. Museu do Design e da Moda – Colecção Francisco Capelo, in Lisbon, held a personal exhibition of his work in 2011/2012. He teaches at ESAD-CR, Caldas da Rainha Design School, in Portugal