“I wanted to design a conference table that would spice up meetings,” says André Teoman of his Kaleidoscope table. The Portuguese designer cites magicians as his inspiration for the eye-catching piece. “I love how magicians distort reality with mirror games, and always wanted to incorporate them into one of my pieces, so instead of taking bunnies out of a hat I decided to distort reality for everyone sitting at the table.” In cherry wood, glass, and mirror, the table – a limited edition of eight – sits atop brass legs and is as much at home in a modern residential dining room as it is in a boardroom. Kaleidoscope table,
Once again at the beacon of artistic design in Portugal, SHOWME Gallery, exhibits my work, this time a pair of Pico lamp part of an exhibition that involves glass projects by young Portuguese designers. From the great work from Vitor Agostinho to Luis Nascimento, you can find there 13 different designers (André Teoman, Constança Bettencourt, Eneida Tavares, Francisco Pessegueiro, João Margarido, Jorge Carreira, Luis Nascimento, Magali Marinho, Martinho Pita, Paulo Sellmayer, Rita Pereira, Samuel Reis, Vitor Agostinho) with something unique to offer to the glass technique. Also the name of the exhibition "Handle With Care" it's a perfect fit to all the projects that you can see in this design breathing space, and sense how a fragile material can have such a strong character and multiple roles.
André Teoman is a luxury furniture designer with his own studio, originally from Viana do Castelo, Portugal. André has always loved design and is fascinated by the fantasy and magical elements of theater. He has worked with luxury design brands such as Boca do Lobo and Koket, where he designed the Piccadilly Cabinet. In 2014 he won the Young Design International 2014 Award by the Light + Building Messe Frankfurt Fair. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of André Teoman.
It was great honor to be part of the Portuguese participation at the XXI Triennale International Exhibition Milan 2016, the New Practices in Design exhibition module is presented at Leonardo da Vinci National Science and Technology Museum. And I had the great chance to visit the exhibition during my visit to the Milan Design Week.