A Curvy Chair for Best-Selling Writer Paulo Coelho

Portuguese architect Eduardo Benamor Duarte created a very unusual chair for international event Arts on Chairs Duets, which partners designers with world-renowned personalities and furniture manufacturers from Paredes, a Portuguese municipality. This partnership saw Duarte paired with best-selling writer Paulo Coelho and the result is a curvy chair, made by Gual, that matches the majestic spiritual world of Coelho’s literary work.


The idea behind the design is that of the “animistic belief that every non-human form has a spiritual essence,” which Duarte took from Coelho’s work.


A white metal frame supports a series of fanned wooden ribs that appear to be in motion.





Photos by Inês d’Orey.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.