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mOrrO i

It all started with a mess!


And it was beautiful. Living in Rio, a city
surrounded by a bit of chaos here and
there, favelas, and thinking that besides all
that it works, we figured out that this mess
was also functional. And how to incorporate
it into a project, how to build upon it?
Perhaps even more important, how to make
it socially and ecologically relevant and also
inspire some criticism? Bring the discussion
to your home?

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MOrrinho
Morro is a slang for favela in rio, something
like a hill covered with houses built with
whatever means they have. And this had to
be translated to the project. Built out of
foam waste from other traditional sofas,
using cloth shreds as lining (with the help
of a favela seamstress and craftwork
co-operative) different colored and sized
cubes are attached to a very simple recycled
wood structure with the use of velcro.
The cubes
Both Morro and Morrinho share the
same cubes. They are covered with
cloth shreds with different textures and
colors. You can even specify wich kind
of fabric and color you want your
morro to use, according to your taste.

In its lower face there are two stripes


of velcro, that attach the cubes to the
morros. It allows them to be

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rearranged according to your taste.
Today you want it blue on the top and
green in the bottom. Alright, just move
the cubes at will.

The selected velcro has just the correct


velcro pressure so you can remove the cubes,
yet they won’t fall unless you really
pull them.

Aside from the beauty, the removable


cubes allow them to be washed
separately. An opening between the
velcro strips make this an easy task, as
you can remove the foam and wash
just the fabric cover..
As Cores
O uso do velcro possibilita uma
versatilidade impressionante. Quer
um sofá só com tons de azul?
Tem! Quer um lado verde e outro
rosa? Pode! Quer fazer pixel art no
seu Morro? Faz!

As Cores
Morro is impressively versatile. Do
you want it all blue? You’ve got it.
Green and Pink. You can! Pixel
Art? Do it!
Morro is a modular sofa. Its
basic module (right) has the
shape of a half ellipse. Arranging
two Morros back to back you
end up with a large round sofa,
for larger rooms or lounges, as
seen below.
Up to 8 people can confortably
sit in the back to back
arrangement.
Retro!!!
Endless customization possibilities.

Like this pixel art, for that 8-bit heart


of yours.

Mario who?
Morrinho came up from our
will to simplify Morro even
further, without loosing the
fun. The structure has been
simplified to extremes, as
you will see in the next
pages.
70 cm

40 cm
The same versatility of
Morro can be found in
Morrinho. Endless colors and
arrangements

And a size that fits you.


The Secret
Unlike Morro, that mostly due to
its size is made of a more conven-
tional structure and recycled
wood, Morrinho takes the
structure simplification and
ecologic thinkning to extremes.

The body is composed of two


stacked discarded tires. As simple
as it gets. A cover made of a
special fabric (where the cubes
are attached to) envelopes the
tires, allowing it to be removed
and washed normally, if needed.

Morrinho is sold with properly


sanitized tyres.
Lauch Party
In August, with pomp and
circumstance (i.e. beer and
popcorn), was the launch party of
Morro and Morrinho. It took place
in the Novo Desenho store, at
MAM, Rio de Janeiro.

By the way, both of them are


being sold there, it is definitely
worth a visit and a try. It’s located
at the ground floor of MAM/RJ.

Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85


Aterro do Flamengo - Glória

Rio de Janeiro-RJ - Brasil

Telefones
+55 (21) 2524.2291
+55 (21) 2524.2290

loja@novodesenho.com.br
www.designdequinta.blogspot.com
deQuinta is composed of
Marcelo Damm, Rafael Roldão
e Renato Mosci