Monday, 13 August 2012 by GPOD

GPOD - Gonçalo Prudêncio Office of Design - is a Lisbon-based design studio that applies a simple and considerate philosophy to the design and production of furniture. GPOD's range brings minimal designs to life through often locally-sourced materials such as Portuguese pine, cork and marble while design, production and sale are all done by the studio itself. All of the range is great, but my particular favourites are the Tubo chair and Munge stool. The Tubo chair plays on the shape and material use seen in the chairs outside almost every bar and cafe in Portugal but further simplifies the form and introduces beautifully bright white and yellow tubular steel and a comfy seat made from cork. Not only attractive, Tubo must be quite a bit lighter than its common counterparts - a clever adjustment when you consider how often outdoor cafe chairs need to be stacked, unstacked and moved around on a daily basis.

GPOD's triangular Munge stools are made from solid pinewood in various sizes and colours. Munge also comes in a natural finish or with a cork seat. Pictured below is Centro, a cork and marble coffee table that comes in three sizes. Right at the bottom you can watch a video that takes a 'behind the scenes' look at the shoot for the whole range.

(Images by António Nascimento. Images and video via GPOD)