Jader Almeida is an unparalleled award winning designer whose fruitful ten year tenure in the furniture industry seems to be the start of a great legacy.
Jader Almeida was born in 1981 in the state of Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil. At the age of 16 Almeida was exposed to the manufacturing sector. An apprenticeship led to a study of technical drawing and, later, architecture. Almeida maintained his ties with the furniture industry, learning extensively about all stages of production. By the time Almeida was 23 he was developing products for Brazilian and foreign industries, with his primary partner brand SOLLOS from Santa Catarina.
Today the award winning designer’s coherent pursuit is to create beautiful, useful objects that can serve anyone, no matter where. In 2014, for his first showing with Sollos’s at Milan Design Week, Almeida designed an installation called “Good News from Brazil.” In the foreground is the Mad armchair from 2013, which won an IF product design award.
His love of materials, particularly wood, shines through in his creations. In the wooden Easy chair and Mirah armchair, dramatic proportions do not obscure ingenious joints and handcrafted finishes.
On his design style Jader shares.
“I look for rationality, simple geometry, in pure forms with timeless aesthetic. I seek to create products with durable values. Approaching the legacy of the masters, but looking ahead, thinking that the choices of today will be the reflection of tomorrow.”
Almeida has developed more than 150 products, in a solid course strengthened by a long partnership with Brazilian furniture manufacturer Sollos. And he doesn’t appear to be slowing down.