“I always like to keep myself busy. I love photography and travel,” said Joao Teixeira during an interview with us. However, what the Portuguese furniture designer does best is making conceptual furniture designs that are aesthetic and functional.
This time around Teixeira brings the Burger sofa that is a conceptual exploration of how four cushions comprising the seat, arm and backrest could be aesthetically squeezed together. These four cushions are tied with a unique belt consisting of two wooden bands and leather straps. It joins the cushions together and add enough pressure and flexibility to the design.
The sofa is catchy and downright attractive. It is indeed giving stiff competition to the creations of Deniz Aktay, another conceptual furniture designer from Germany. Both these designers seem to be friends though!
Keeping jokes aside, Joao Teixeira’s latest design is getting a lot of attraction on social media and has people asking for its price. Well, it might be a concept for now but may find a manufacturer tomorrow. “The thing is that I don’t look for manufacturers to produce, at least for now. Normally they see the designs I have and this is an open door for two situations,” told Teixeira to Homecrux.
The main objective behind the Burger sofa design was to eradicate the need of screws and bolts, which reminds me of Kurt table by Nils Holger Moormann that follows the same idea. The sofa can easily be assembled without any nuts and screws. It also generates a safe and comfy appeal and can even work with a 2-seater version, states Teixeira.
I don’t know the reason why Joao Teixeira opted for a name like ‘Burger sofa’, because it is nowhere near to the idea of a burger. However, I like the fact that he has eliminated the need of screws to build the sofa.