The Laço Stool
Carioquinha Customized Stool
The Carioquinha furniture line was designed by Orb, a furniture and decoration brand from Rio de Janeiro. Launched in 2015, the line was inspired on the Brazilian modern art and is commercialized by one of the main retail stores of the country, Americanas.com.
The carioquinha stool, launched on September 1st of 2018, was one of the attractions at the Morar Mais Por Menos 2018 exhibition. In partnership with Americanas.com, 10 new Brazilian designers were invited to customize the stool which was part of the opening show at the Casa Shopping Mall.
The Laço was inspired on the cariocas. They are always nice. Close. It takes no more than 5 minutes to call you as friend. They are the most welcoming people in the world. All this presence was translated on the braid of the ropes along the stool, symbolizing our hug - that affection we know how to express, and very well.
Besides having a support for objects such as books and tablets, the ropes add dynamism to the stool through the crossed lines. The strings give color and life to the stool, contrasting with the natural wood finishing of the structure and the white top.