rui alves: welcome to the jungle
rui alves: welcome to the jungle
jun 27, 2010

rui alves: welcome to the jungle

‘welcome to the jungle’ collection

drawing from experiences of play with his son, ‘welcome to the jungle’, by portuguese designer and founder of own super studio rui alves, is a group of 5 furniture pieces that each resemble a different creature of the jungle.

rui alves: welcome to the jungle ‘welcome to the jungle’ collection image © designboom

‘like many children his age, my son loves to play with his ever growing collection of toy animals and sharing this experience with him, I came up with the idea of creating a group of small pieces that might make children and adults feel the same about items of furniture.‘- RA

rui alves: welcome to the jungle ‘jerry’ (giraffe)

‘james’ (elephant), ‘john’ (hippopotamus), ‘jeremy’ (lion), ‘jerry’ (giraffe) and ‘joe’ (crocodile) which make up the collection, can all be arranged in various configurations and used interchangeably as tables, stools, or even coat hangers. once placed over top of each other, these animal-like furniture pieces can act as shelves. the designs feature a wooden construction with a bright, glossy finish.

rui alves: welcome to the jungle ‘john’ (hippopotamus) image © designboom

‘welcome to the jungle’ was exhibited at the DMY international design festival berlin 2010.

rui alves: welcome to the jungle ‘jeremy’ (lion) image © designboom

rui alves: welcome to the jungle ‘joe’ (crocodile)

rui alves: welcome to the jungle stacked furniture pieces

rui alves: welcome to the jungle

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