MEET JADER ALMEIDA


Jader Almeida was born in 1981 in the state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. At the age of 16 he had his first contact with the furniture industry, beginning his involvement with the entire production process.

He worked for the company LinBrasil, editor of the furniture collection signed for recognized architects and designers, experience that enabled him a great understanding of design and production techniques.

Since 2004 he develops unique products for Brazilian and foreign industries, with his primary partner brand SOLLOS from Santa Catarina. In 2013, joins the team of designers of the german brand ClassiCon.

Graduated in architecture, with award-winning pieces in major national and international design competitions, Jader Almeida has gained increasing prominence and continues improving his work with his participation in exhibitions, technical visits and courses in several countries.

He also works on architectural projects commercial and residential, developed in his office in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina.

“I look for rationality, simple geometry, in pure forms with timelessaesthetic. I seek to create products with durable values. Approaching the legacy of the masters, but looking ahead, thinking that the choices of today will be the reflection of tomorrow.”

PROFILE

Commanding the materialization of his projects with a strategic view in a complex and extensive line of furniture and objects, Jader Almeida allies the most advanced furniture serial manufacturing system to the finest and irreplaceable treatment of manual finishing. Jader Almeida's pieces make themselves known in layers. Each may be savored slowly. Taken as a pure form, a project in search of beauty, its design is remarkable, with thin fluid lines, soft curves, bowed intersections, a delicate balance at the very brink of physics and repeating geometrical themes. If you approach the finished piece, you see the effect it produces in the surrounding space, the harmony between the components, the color chart, the elegant combination of materials. Coming closer, the thing that most astounds is its soothing invitation to the touch of the hands and body, the generosity of its lines imparts comfort. Coming even closer, you will witness the ingenuity of the finishing touches. Perfectly constructed details in an equation so challenging that the density of each component supports the utmost possible weight to maintain its slender form, preserving the utmost possible lightness. "I create pieces, not to play a main role in the space, but to play supporting roles. My design is the fruit of extreme labor of projected simplification and, at the same time, from the point of view of production, my pieces are very detailed". (text by Mara Gama)

AWARDS

2018
Good Design Award Chicago - USA: poltrona CELINE IF Design Award: poltrona CELINE

2017
Red Dot Design Award: cadeira MIA
IF Design Award: cadeira MIA
31o Prêmio Museu da Casa Brasileira: Poltrona CELINE (2o Lugar)
31o Prêmio Museu da Casa Brasileira: Protótipo Papeleira 001 para DECA (3o Lugar)
31o Prêmio Museu da Casa Brasileira: Protótipo Banheira 001 para DECA (menção honrosa)
Brasil Design Award 2017: Cadeira MIA
Best in Show Ceramics of Brazil (Expo Revestir 2017) categoria peças especiais: Coleção Jader Almeida para DECA
VII Prêmio Casa Claudia - Designer Homenageado

2016
Top XXI Prêmio Design Brasil: cadeira CLAD
Restaurant and Bar Product Design Award: mesa de centro TWIST
Prêmio Bienal Latino-americana de Diseño: cadeira CLAD (finalista)
Brasil Design Award: cadeira CLAD
Good Design Award Chicago - USA: cadeira MIA, mesa de jantar LEGG
Best in Show Ceramics of Brazil (Expo Revestir 2016) categoria cubas: Cuba 001 da coleção Bamboo de Jader Almeida para DECA
Grand Prix Architects and Interior Designers Award: Cuba 001 da coleção Bamboo de Jader Almeida para DECA

2015
29o Prêmio Museu da Casa Brasileira: cadeira CLAD (menção honrosa), mesa de centro TWIST (menção honrosa)
Good Design Award Chicago - USA: cadeira CLAD
IF Design Awards 2016: cadeira CLAD
German Design Award (NOMINEE) – Cadeira EASY
German Design Award (NOMINEE) – Poltrona MIRAH

2014
28o Prêmio Museu da Casa Brasileira: BANK table (1o Lugar) W Design Awards: mesa de jantar DINN (Destaque)

2013
IF Design Awards 2014: cadeira EASY e poltrona MAD Good Design Award Chicago - USA: cadeira EASY Brasil Design Awards: cadeira MILLA e poltrona MIRAH

2012
26o Prêmio Museu da Casa Brasileira: mesa DINN (1o Lugar) Brasil Design Awards: poltrona EUVIRA
IF Design Award 2013: poltrona MIRAH e cadeira MILLA German Design Award 2013 (NOMINEE): cabideiro LOOSE Red Dot Product Design Award: cabideiro LOOSE e poltrona EUVIRA

2011
Designpreis Deutschland 2012 (NOMINEE): poltrona LINNA e estante CLIP
IF Design Award 2012: poltrona EUVIRA
25o Prêmio Museu da Casa Brasileira: banco BLADE (1o Lugar), banco PHILLIPS (1o Lugar) e cadeira PLATTA (2o lugar) Good Design Award Chicago - USA: cabideiro LOOSE

2010
Idea Brasil: CHEIG bench
Salão Design Casa Brasil: BOSSA chair
23o Prêmio Museu da Casa Brasileira: MATRIZ collection (honorable mention)

2009
Idea Brasil: poltrona IPANEMA
IDEA Awards USA: poltrona LINNA IF Design Award 2011: estante CLIP

2008
22o Prêmio Museu da Casa Brasileira: cadeira BOSSA (selecionada para acervo)