Born in Lisbon, Portugal.
Lives and works in Cologne, Germany.
Rodrigo Vairinhos studied Industrial Design at the Lusíada University (Lisbon, 2000-2005).
Since October 2005 the designer works on his private projects creating his own design studio, Neo Design. His philosophy of design aims at creating a very special concept of everyday products. Vairinhos stylish, uncomplicated shapes are juicy, unique and cutting-edge products featuring elegance and post-modern playfulness without lacking functionality. He carefully chooses warm and organic materials and uses simple local production techniques.
Vairinhos product strategy is an innovative quest for a poetical simplicity directing towards both the acute and the naïve by a certain geometry, metaphorical and evocative, emotional and poetic. These products are somehow highlighting design simplicity and the tendency to a renewed use of the so called traditional materials, such as wood or ceramics and a growing interest by the impeccable traditional craftsman’s work and technique.
Works by Rodrigo Vairinhos
- wall decoration