The connection of Portugal to the rooster have always been culturally intrinsic as one of the most iconic images of our country. This piece portrays a part of our culture in a sober and emotional object that creates interactivity in its exterior and a certain surprise effect in the interior. Like chickens, this piece of furniture rests on its eggs using them as the base of the sideboard.
Galinha was developed as a response to the AD Challenge’17. Launched by the Associative Design by inviting 15 national and international designers to submit proposals for new innovative designs in furniture. The guidelines of the challenge were firstly the use of wood and secondly to work alongside furniture makers in the northern region of Portugal. With the ultimate goal being to encourage evolution in the Portuguese design industry.
Using the intersection between art and design as a place for experimentation, André Teoman produces objects, concepts and experiences with his own clever twist. The studio intends to be more creative and emotional than innovative and technological. Working alongside with Johema, the local supplier assigned to this challenge Galinha was just the first piece to come to live in result of this new partnership.