Suí­ço Coffee Table
Design Entre Aspas

The Suí­ço (Swiss) Collection by the Portuguese brand Design Entre Aspas is constituted by two pieces: a sideboard and a coffee table.

The Suí­ço coffee table is part of a cheerful line with a strong recreational component that appeals to childhood memories and even cartoons.

The Suí­ço (Swiss) Collection arose from the attempt to transport the real/imaginary dichotomy to design. The objects that were created are based on concepts such as simulation, illusion and out of context.

This project appeals to the observer's perception, to the visual confusion that is generated by our cognitive system when it sees the piece of furniture and immediately associates it to preconceived images of a type of food (Swiss cheese).

The dimensions of the Suí­ço coffee table, together with its construction, material and color, permit the entrance into a world that is simultaneously illusory and real. The materials used in this piece are glass and MDF, and different finishes may be employed (with MDF it may be lacquered matte, half shine, high shine).

Dimensions: 140 x 140 x 33 cm

The Design Entre Aspas (DEA) atelier was born after the participation in an artistic event in the village of Óbidos in the year 2009 - Junho das Artes (June Arts), which served as inspiration for the creation of the atelier's first  piece and the subsequent realization of various projects.

The Portuguese  brand's philosophy is based on the creation of spaces and pieces that pay homage to their recreational component and to childhood memories. The brand's pieces have the capacity to create imaginaries and transport observers to seductive worlds, without ever compromising function, but always promoting the objects' emotional dimension.

The Design Entre Aspas group, constituted by the designers Joana Carvalho, Mafalda Santos, Mariana Araújo and Sónia Silva (graduates in Interior and Equipment Design by the Arts and Design Superior School in Matosinhos) was launched in May 2009.

This is a young, dynamic and creative group that proposes the creation of pieces that provoke reactions - surprise, awkwardness, shock or nostalgia - in their observers/users and that unleash emotions and sentiments without ever forgetting design's main goal: unite function and aesthetic.

Design Entre Aspas also offers  other services  furniture and lighting design, interior design and decorating, window displays, training, consulting and 3D projects.

All the DEA pieces are designed by the group of four designers: three product designers (Joana Carvalho, Mafalda Santos, Mariana Araújo) and one interior designer (Sónia Silva).

The DEA client is, without a doubt, an appreciator of art and design, even if they are not professionally linked to the sector. A client with a strong and cheerful personality, with economic resources and that expects to find over the top, unforgettable pieces.

A contemporary brand that tells traditional stories

 Design Entre Aspas is a contemporary brand that commits itself to quality and project dynamism. Although it has not yet entered the international market, the brand's expansion counts on exporting to different continents. The DEA brand is betting on a market segment that is characterized by its financial resources, that supports the development of the arts, cooperates with culture and is socially active.

Internationally wise, it plans to simultaneously explore the European, African, American and Asian markets.

The Portuguese brand  creates pieces that  tell traditional stories, which appeal to childhood memories as it relates not only to the Portuguese cultural identity, but other audiences as well. The brand invokes a certain nostalgia and longing for the past, which is very   characteristic of Portugal and the Portuguese people. Its theme, on the other hand, is global, which permits total comprehension of all pieces by different publics.

The company plans to enhance the image of design in Portugal and value the execution and finishing quality that comes from the Portuguese industry.

Within Design Entre Aspas' premium products are the Suí­ço line, comprised of a coffee table and sideboard; as well as the TicToc collection. Two cheerful projects with a recreational component that appeal to childhood memories and even cartoons.

Coming soon are the launch of new pieces and the internationalization of the Portuguese brand, so that the best of Portuguese design may also make it  outside our borders.

Here is the promise that the Portuguese brand will continue to contribute with high quality Portuguese design. 

We'll be waiting for more news!

Technical Information

Company: DEA - Design Entre Aspas
Telephone: 914 522 869
Owners: Joana Carvalho, Mafalda Santos, Mariana Araújo and Sónia Silva
Founded in: Maio de 2009
Site: www.designentreaspas.blogspot.com