Álvaro Wolmer

Interior Designer

Brazil

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Alvaro Wolmer is a conceptual artist and designer. He runs a woodworking shop since 1985 where he makes his own creations and the works of other contemporary artists, architects and designers from Brazil and abroad - Iran do Espirito Santo, Nelson Leirner, Regina Silveira, Guto Lacaz, Raphaël Zarka, Liliana Porter, Marcio Kogan and Isay Weinfeld, among others.

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EDUCATION

1983, architecture, bachelor, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

WORKING EXPERIENCES

1985 until now, designer, Alvaro Wolmer Movelaria Fina Ltda

AWARDS AND PRIZES

A’Design Award (2011), granted by Beda – Bureau of European Design Associations – Iron Award of Furniture Design for the project of the Collection “Próteses e Enxertos” (Prostheses and Grafts) by Marcio Kogan + Álvaro Wolmer + Studio MK27.

22nd International Design Biennale, Belgium (2010) – First Award for the project of the Collection “Próteses e Enxertos” (Prostheses and Grafts) by Marcio Kogan + Álvaro Wolmer + Studio MK27.

22nd International Design Biennale, Belgium (2010) – Special Vitra Award for the project of the Collection “Próteses e Enxertos” (Prostheses and Grafts) by Marcio Kogan + Álvaro Wolmer + Studio MK27.

APCA – São Paulo State Association of Art Critics (2006) – Award for the best photograph exhibition of 2006 for the project of the “Geraldo de Barros” exhibition.

19th Museum of the Brazilian House Award (2005) – First place for the “Bookcase for Diana B.”

Important participations:

31st Museum of the Brazilian House Award (2018) – Piece selected for exhibition: Bedside lamp N8.

iF Award (2005) – Finalist in the residential furniture category with the “Bookcase for Diana B.”

iF Award (2004) – Finalist in the residential furniture category with the “Table for Fulvio Nanni Jr.”

iF Award (2004) – Finalist in the new concepts category with the project “To-walk-on-the-water”.

Brazil does Design (2004) – Pieces selected for the exhibition: table “Sem-noção, mano!” (You are out-of-it, Bro!), “Bookcase for Diana B.” and “Bench for Olavo Setubal”.

Brazil does Design (2002) – Piece selected for the exhibition: “Table for Fulvio Nanni Jr”.

16th Museum of the Brazilian House Award (2002) – Piece selected for exhibition: “Table for Florestan Fernandes”.

SELECTED PROJECTS

Bengalas

FUNCTION:

Walking Sticks

LOCATION:

Sao Paulo

YEAR:

2022

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ABOUT

The walking sticks are made to perfection of best quality red or white oak. Handles can have a C shape or a T shape. Walking sticks for men have a diameter of 25 mm; walking sticks for women are a little slimmer: 22 mm of diameter. The oak is FSC certified. All the handles of our walking sticks are reinforced with jacaranda paulista (Machaerium villosum), a Brazilian native wood. The walking sticks are finished, basically, with tung oil. The replaceable tips are made of aluminum and laminated rubber.

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PHOTO CREDITS:

All photos were taken by Ding Musa.

COPYRIGHTS:

Álvaro Wolmer

Cadeira

FUNCTION:

Chair

LOCATION:

Sao Paulo

YEAR:

2022

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ABOUT

It is more than a chair, it is also a collection of samples of 34 wooden species; it's a chair one can learn about the diversity of this natural resource.

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PHOTO CREDITS:

All the photos were taken by Ding Musa.

COPYRIGHTS:

Álvaro Wolmer

Depois de Waldemar Cordeiro

FUNCTION:

Lamp

LOCATION:

Sao Paulo

YEAR:

2022

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ABOUT

From a single source of light, due to internal reflections and the different distances from the source to the white rings, a 4W LED lamp can create a range of shades, varying from dark gray to pure white

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PHOTO CREDITS:

All photos were taken by Ding Musa in October 2021

COPYRIGHTS:

Álvaro Wolmer