Nel is a side or bedside table with integrated lamp. This piece exploits the genre issue, reinterprets craft techniques and has a human and humoristic character.
The lampshade represents men straw hat, typical of the portuguese region of Baixo Minho. The handles accentuate the humorist intention, because Maria (the other side table) speaks too much and Nel is amazed with her speech. The drawers are lined with illustrated wallpaper with the belongings of the character. Nel is destined for domestic environments and can adapt itself to children, youngsters and adults. Nel can work separate or together with Maria and can be combined in different colors.
Designers: Hugo Silva and Joana Santos
Materials: Frame: oak wood veneer finished with white matt varnish. Front drawers: oak wood veneer finished with colorless matt varnish. Feet and lampshade’s support: solid beech finished with colorless varnish. Lampshade: hand-sewn straw braid. Drawers’ inner coating: wallpaper with illustrations.
Dimensions: W50 x D50 x H95 cm / W19,7'' x D19,7'' x H37,4''