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Chair | Table

Álvaro Siza, 1999

Régua is a chair but a table and a bookcase too. Combined, they express the office concept and the idea of a minimal, functional space that is warm and inviting and features simple formal elements and clever use of materials. The chair and the table were designed for the Álvaro Siza collection at the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza (1999).

Design Álvaro Siza, 1999


2001/2005 IF International Forum Design “Product Design Award”
2004 EIMU Work&Emotion Human Touch Category
2008 Recommended for the Compasso D’Oro ADI 21st Edition


Álvaro Siza

Álvaro Joaquim Melo Siza Vieira (1933) was born in Matosinhos, Portugal. He studied at the School of Architecture in Porto, where, towards the end of the 1950s, he opened his own firm. A visiting professor at prestigious international universities from the mid-1960s, he later devoted his teaching activities entirely to the faculty of architecture at the University of Porto. Among the numerous buildings he has designed are the Portugal Pavilion for Expo ‘98 in Lisbon, together with Eduardo Souto de Moura, the residential complex Bonjour Tristesse in Berlin, and renovation projects in the Chiado quarter of Lisbon.

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Álvaro Siza

"Architects don’t invent anything; they transform reality."

Álvaro Siza