Contemporary Brazilian Furniture From Knót Artesanal

The designer-maker pair of Brazilian architect Renata Gutierrez and British woodworker James Rowland is based in Paraty, Brazil. There the duo produces handmade solid hardwood furniture as Knót (ki-no-ti) Artesanal, specializing in minimal and clean aesthetics. Through traditional woodworking techniques, Knót works with a variety of Brazilian tropical hardwoods to create their pieces, the simple lines are then enhanced with copper and brass details. Renata and James’ passion for quality materials is apparent in their beautifully crafted furniture that features natural finishes and traditional joinery, for a truly timeless aesthetic.

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