Fernando Brízio

Fernando Brízio ©Emanuel Bras

Born in 1968, in Angola, Brízio graduated in Product Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, city where lives and works. He has developed industrially produced objects as well as limited series; along with exhibitions, scenarios and other spaces for companies and organizations, such as Droog, Materia/Amorim, experimentadesign, Cor Unum, Nike, Authentics, Fábrica Bordallo Pinheiro, Atlantis Vista Alegre, Il Coccio, Serralves Museum, Loja da Atalaia, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Marz Gallery, and Galerie Kreo, among others. He is both a Professor and coordinator for the Master’s Degree in Product Design at ESAD.CR; he was a Visiting Professor at ECAL- École Cantonale d’art in Lausanne and at HFG-Karlsruhe University of Art and Design. His work, sometimes developed independently of commissions, has sometimes challenged disciplinary boundaries and is regularly exhibited and published internationally. His designs are included in the permanent collection of MUDE – Lisbon’s Museum of Design and Fashion, and IMA – Indianapolis Museum of Art, among other collections.

Vase With Roots – WOOD Small

The pavement of a road that has been deformed or torn by the root of a tree, branches that entwine into a metal fence and twist it, a root that penetrates a concrete slab, cracking it. The designer has always been fascinated by the life force of nature defying constructed elements, these transformations/deformations of human buildings by nature that seem to represent an act of rebellion against our presence. Vase with Roots evokes this type of event and confrontation. Observing the object, it seems as if the roots belong to a plant that has broken through the bottom of a vase.

Vase with Roots is a piece that was created for Efeito D, a project to raise awareness for Down Syndrome, which challenged Portuguese and international designers to produce objects that incorporated a difference into their genetic code that would make them unique, original and attractive to consumers.

  • Type Vase
  • Date 2007
  • Dimensions Ø 300 x 300 x 380 mm
  • Weight approx. 3 kg
  • Material Bronze and Wood
  • Edition Limited 8+3

Made in Portugal.

Prototype developed for the Efeito D project, part of the EXD’09 Biennale.
100% recyclable.

Vase with Roots #3_Fernando Brízio

Vase With Roots – Ceramic Big

The pavement of a road that has been deformed or torn by the root of a tree, branches that entwine into a metal fence and twist it, a root that penetrates a concrete slab, cracking it. The designer has always been fascinated by the life force of nature defying constructed elements, these transformations/deformations of human buildings by nature that seem to represent an act of rebellion against our presence. Vase with Roots evokes this type of event and confrontation. Observing the object, it seems as if the roots belong to a plant that has broken through the bottom of a vase.

Vase with Roots is a piece that was created for Efeito D, a project to raise awareness for Down Syndrome, which challenged Portuguese and international designers to produce objects that incorporated a difference into their genetic code that would make them unique, original and attractive to consumers.

  • Type Vase
  • Date 2007
  • Dimensions Ø 340 x 400 cm
  • Weight approx. 3 kg
  • Material Bronze and Ceramic
  • Edition Limited 8+3

Made in Portugal.
Prototype developed for the Efeito D project, part of the EXD’09 Biennale.
100% recyclable.

Vase with Roots Big_Fernando Brízio

Pata Negra

A wooden stool painted black, with the extremities of its legs sculpted into the shape of a pig’s foot.

“In order to make the first bench I bought a wooden bench and a pata negra cured ham that I used as a model. For a while I kept it with me in my car, and as I carried it around it seemed like I was taking a pet everywhere I went.”

Fernando Brízio

  • Type Stool
  • Date 2004
  • Dimensions 350 x 350 x 515 mm
  • Weight approx. 4 kg
  • Material Painted Wood
  • Edition Limited 8+3

Made in Portugal using Portuguese wood.
Prototype developed by the author.
100% recyclable.

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Bísaro

A stool crafted from dark wood, with the extremities of its legs sculpted into the shape of a pig’s foot. This piece is inspired by the Pata Negra stool from the same author, designed in 2004.

“In order to make the first bench “Pata Negra” I bought a wooden bench and a pata negra cured ham that I used as a model. For a while I kept it with me in my car, and as I carried it around it seemed like I was taking a pet everywhere I went.”

Fernando Brízio

  • Type Stool
  • Date 2011
  • Dimensions 350 x 350 x 515 mm
  • Weight approx. 4 kg
  • Material Wood
  • Edition Limited 8+3

Made in Portugal using Portuguese wood.
Prototype developed by the author.
100% recyclable.

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F=MA

A sideboard that uses mass and gravity to create a system that functions through the forces of equilibrium. It is made up of two solid marble buttresses that support a set of cables, stretched by two blocks of stone. This elementary construction makes use of mass and gravity to create a balanced system of forces where the shape of the horizontal plane, formed by stretched cables, is slowly deformed. These alterations are caused by the weight and number of objects that are placed upon it and are reversible. The dark colour of the marble accentuates the weight of the mass, which contrasts with the delicate nature of the string.

  • Type Sideboard
  • Date 2017
  • Dimensions 1400 x 470 x 700 mm
  • Weight 220 kg
  • Material Ruivina Escuro Marble, Polyester String
  • Edition Limited (8+3)

Made in Portugal using Portuguese stone.
Prototype developed for the First Stone programme, for Assimagra.
100% recyclable.

F=MA_Fernando Brízio_1 ©Fernando Laszlo

F=MA_Fernando Brízio_5 ©Fernando Laszlo

F=MA_Fernando Brízio_3 ©Fernando Laszlo

F=MA_Fernando Brízio_2©Fernando Laszlo

F=MA_Fernando Brízio_4 ©Fernando Laszlo