MASTER SERAFIM, The Keeper of Secrets
At the tender age of 13, Serafim began what would become his life work. Under the legendary master Goncalo Rodrigues dos Santos, Serafim commenced an apprenticeship and started down the road to becoming a full fledged craftsman.
Master Serafim, was the only one who knew the initial plans , of all secrets and process behind the design of the chair. This showed a total confidence and trust of Master Gonçalo for Serafim, as well as a strong link between the two skilled craftsmen.
Today, at 88 years of age, Master Serafim is the living memory and faithful keeper of a secret that has become an icon of Portuguese design. It is with an almost parental pride that he watches the rebirth of his chair, now Portuguese ROOTS chair brought at the hand of Alexandre Caldas to AROUNDtheTREE.
We, through his memory and life spent next to a visionary design master, have the possibility and the duty to tell this emblematic story of Portuguese design, bringing back the best of our art. #aroundthetreedesign #interiors #design #luxury #timelessdesign #livingroomdecor #furnituredesign #handcrafted #highend #iconicchair #alexandrecaldasdesign #soraiarangel #portugueserootschair #designingstoriesforthefuture #awardwinning