Tour Chair by Rui Alves, debuted at the 2011 Salone Internationale del Mobile in Milan and is in my view one of the eye catchers. The racy arm”rests” together with the leather seat make it an icon. The name Tour refers to Tour de France, one of the most important classic bicycle racing events.
Born in PaÃ§os de Ferreira, Portugal, Rui Alves comes from a family of skilled craftsmen. His grandfather was a carpenter and his father was a woodworker. Since his childhood, Rui has been surrounded by tools and materials. His mind is always working on creating or disassembling something.
Rui studied industrial design at IADE (Instituto de Artes Visuais, Design e Marketing) in Lisbon, graduating in 2001. In the same year, he set up his own studio (My Own Super Studio)