Maria is a side or bedside table with integrated lamp. This piece exploits the genre issue reinterpretating craft techniques and has a human and humoristic character.
The lampshade represents women straw hat, typical of the portuguese region of Baixo Minho. The handles accentuate the humorist intention, because Maria speaks too much. The drawers are lined with illustrated wallpaper with the belongings of the character. Maria is destined for domestic environments and can adapt itself to children, youngsters and adults. Maria can work separate or together with Nel. Maria can be combined in different colors.
Hugo Silva and Joana Santos
Frame: oak wood veneer finished with colorless matt varnish. Front drawers: oak wood veneer finished with white matt varnish. Feet and lampshade’s support: solid beech finished with white matt varnish. Lampshade: hand-sewn straw braid. Drawers´ inner coating: wallpaper with illustrations.