Guilherme spent his childhood near the southern city of Torres, known for its rugged, rocky formations and the white-capped surf rife with penguins, wild sea lions, and migrating whales on Guarita Beach. The whole scene summons a sense of romance, intrigue, and adventure.
Per family norms, Guilherme enrolled in business school , where boredom ruled his day. Scurrying to the beach on weekends, he surfed from dawn to dusk, where he came fully alive like never before.
The bright pulsating waves gave him a serenity and connection to nature that compelled him to completely flip his life. After adding “business school dropout” to his resume, he enrolled in design studies at the Universidade de Caxias do Sul.
Guilherme finds his truest self during soulful contemplation with nature. He feels duty-bound to manifest those feelings into built objects. The swoosh of the Corda Pendant Lamp derives from a romantic feeling. Objects may appear as if having freshly fallen to the forest floor.
His approach to design is congruent with the intention with which he pursues everyday life, embodying an ethos he aptly described as Tropical Minimalism. For now, that includes owning no cumbersome anchors such as real estate.
He designs and collects only the objects that exemplify a clean and spare palette. Inspired by contemporary artists, travel and adventure films, he is continually in search of new adventures and inspiration in nature.