Upcoming designer and art director Toni Grilo has just lanched Blackcork with Sofalca at Maison et Objets. Blackcork is a new collection 100% dedicated to natural black cork. Grilo designed 7 products including Cut Chair (photo above) and invited a selection of young and talented portuguese designers to take part as well.
Designer and art director, Toni Grilo was born in Nancy (fr) in 1979. Graduate of the École Boulle in Paris in 2001, he immediately goes to Lisbon, continuing to develop projects in France. At the end of Europe, finding its roots, he discovers a rich industrial and craft country, and is obsessed by the beauty of technical processes and materials. After various collaborations, he decides to stay permanently in Portugal: he founds in 2005 a first agency, Objection, with the designer Elder Monteiro, but in 2008 he opens his own studio, creating products, furniture and scenography. Now based in Porto, he manages several international brands such as Riluc, Haymann, Blackcork or the centenary silver manufacture Topázio.