portuguese designer soraia gomes teixeira reveals her project developed for home décor brand burel mountain originals. titled ‘xia’, teixeira’s stool folds and sounds like a concertina.


all images © joão azevedo

 

 

the sound element in xia is an old metallic lamiré, with the musical note A, used to tune the instruments in philharmonic bands. the sound of this very specific A is triggered by the user when they sit on burel mountain originals’ stool and press down the colored bellow. this bellow shape relates to not only the choreography performed by the user with the act of sitting down but also to its close association with musical instruments as diverse as the concertina or the plastic hammers used in são joão’s traditional festivities in porto.

 

 

video by soraia gomes teixeira

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

year: 2018

materials: ash wood and burel textile

design: soraia gomes teixeira

collaboration with: burel mountain originals

photography: joão azevedo

graphic design: andré silva

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: maria erman | designboom

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