Ashaki Bench by Hugo França

Ashaki Bench by Hugo Franca
Ashaki Bench by Hugo Franca
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Hugo França Exhibition

It’s difficult to imagine that furniture designer Hugo França was ever an office drone, let alone one in a Sao Paulo computer company. Luckily for those of us who lust after his one-off pieces, a combination of factors (including political disenchantment with the then Brazilian government) led him to retreat, in the 1980s, from the world of micro-chips to the jungles of Bahia where he learned to work with wood; in particular, the raw hardwood from the Pequi tree.