Wednesday, 18 April 2012


Born here in Lisbon but having studied in Italy (via Belgium and the Netherlands), Tania da Cruz is a designer who values function and decoration in equal measure. Her work is instilled with a sense of humour too, such as Wig, a vase exhibited at Salone Satellite in 2011. Of her work, my favourite is Florafil, a botanically-inspired modular casing for wires, allowing you to hide a power chord while simultaneously making a feature of it...if that makes sense. Rather than try to tunnel a chord behind furniture or under a rug, Florafil embraces it (quite literally) as you run it along a wall. A playful, un-typical solution to a typical problem.