Christophe de Sousa’s Bridge Desk Wins European Product Design Award

Designed for Wewood – Portuguese Joinery — a company that manufactures and exports solid wood furniture —Christophe de Sousa’s Bridge desk is among the 2019 Bronze Winners, in the Interior Furniture category, of the European Product Design Award.

Photo Courtesy of Wewood – Portuguese Joinery

The Product Design Award recognizes the efforts of international designers and design teams with an objective to improve daily lives with practical creations.

Bridge desk’s minimalistic rounded surfaces was inspired by the city of Porto, which according to Wewood – Portuguese Joinery, is the only city in Europe with six bridges.

Photo Courtesy of Wewood – Portuguese Joinery

The product mimics the structures found on the bridges in Porto with materials made from oak or walnut and steel arcs that span the legs.

“At times that everything seems digitally connected but everybody fights against deconcentration and dispersion, Bridge will remind you to always keep connections and provide a passage over the obstacles that you may face at work,” said Wewood – Portuguese Joinery.

Born in France, Christophe de Sousa is a Franco-Portuguese designer who is “passionate by the process of creation and production, while obstinate by the form versus the function.”

With a studio based in Porto, the Franco-Portuguese designer’s portfolio includes projects with companies such as Delta Cafés, Siemens, Mercedes-Benz Headquarter Office and international institutions (Universidad Católica de Chile and BID16 -Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño).

The  European Product Design Interior Furniture Award Recipients:

Gold Winners
Company: Das Kleine B
Product: gardero-b

Company: Kitaip
Product: Herringbone

Company: Black Owl
Product: BRUK Armchair

Company: AROUNDtheTREE Ltd

Company: Gerardo Rios Design
Product: Armchair Picasso

Company: Carlo Colombo

Silver Winners
Company: GRUMDESIGN Troels Grum-Schwensen
Product: PONTO table

Company: Lemus Aps
Product: Lemus HOME

Company: Vincenzo Castellana
Product: Brunch

Company: RAKETA

Company: Studio Novo | Communication & Product Design Gmbh
Product: JYM Storage Furniture

Company: Visiotex GmbH
Product: WOVENIT

Company: Studio Hemal Patel
Product: Terrace Coffee Table

Company: DreamWave
Product: DreamWave M-Series Massage Chairs

Company: Nightingale Corp
Product: CXO

Company: Carlo Colombo Studio
Product: SVEVA

Company: Lund’co Studio
Product: Godivaa and The Cage

Bronze Winners

Company: Alexander Zhukovsky Design Studio
Product: LINES

Company: Hegi Design House
Product: vega

Company: Studio Zetass Sas
Product: Lisa Filò

Company: ENNE

Company: Liminal Objects
Product: muylatina (coming together)

Company: Alter Ego Studio
Product: Petal Armchair

Company: Schwarzmann LLC
Product: Loculamentum Bookcase

Company: Tojo-Möbel GmbH
Product: Tojo-mehrfach

Company: Gerardo Rios Design
Product: Armchair Aero

Company: Lund’co Studio

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