The Beauty of Simplicity
In 2006 famed architect and interior designer Rodrigo Ohtake was commissioned to reinvent a rented apartment space of just 90 square meters in Sao Paulo, Brazil. From the beginning he wanted to change the space dynamic without dramatic changes to the structure. Ohtake addressed the challenge by creating a single piece of furniture that meets multiple needs for the client.
“Sometimes simplicity comes with big efforts.”
Rodrigo says that the idea came to him after 29 other attempts at solving the problem of space. The solution that he came up with is a unique 8-meter long curvaceous wooden sculpture that transforms the space both aesthetically and functionally. The ribbon shaped structure provides a couch for two at one end, and a dining room table seating four at the opposite end.
The Girassol Apartment is a celebration of beauty in simplicity and functionality.