Miguel Vieira Baptista | Layers

Curated by Constance Rubini

Portuguese designer Miguel Vieira Baptista had this idea for a piece of furniture in mind for some time before the opportunity arose with the Hallingdal project to finally bring it to life. ‘A few years ago I visited Kvadrat’s showroom in Milan with all the fabric samples hung and lined up,’ he says. ‘It came to my mind then to use fabric as a constructive material for furniture’.

The cupboard is designed from the inside out. The exterior clearly reveals the wooden construction within, leaving a clean and free inside space for loose drawers. The contents of the cupboard, meanwhile are protected and hidden behind four coloured squares of fabric hung from the structure.

Trained at IADE Lisbon and the Glasgow School of Art, Portuguese Miguel Vieira Baptista designs products, exhibitions and interiors. He also curates design exhibitions and gives lectures on Industrial Design, in both Portugal and Switzerland.

His diverse output is characterised by attention to detail and the juxtaposition of cultural and popular references. It includes objects for leading brands and limited editions for galleries.