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Oitoemponto

Magazine Interiors | 16 Mar 2017

KNOWING HOW TO LOOK AT THE WORLD

 

It is people we`ll talk about in the next few minutes. From a métier that puts them in the centre of the world, that pays attention to them, which gives shape to their desires, that reflects the intimacy to which hardly any has access. In the next lines there is as much of today as of yesterday, because to recognize the DNA of Oitoemponto is to understand that this story is made of many others that moves back and forward, whenever a project so requires. It is not be accurate to pin point a style since, in fact, Jacques Bec and Artur Miranda have a determined a very unique narrative that stands out from what is  the mainstream. "We do not know how to comprehend the future without a great knowledge and study of the past. One is the fulfillment of the other and what we study the whole time are people`s desires at this point. Yes, that`s it. Society is in constant and everlasting change and, consequently, we are interested in observing individuals. By observing them, we comprehend what we can do. Not with the purpose of doing what everybody else does, that becomes very tiresome. We were never supposed to have a style because for us to have a style is something old fashioned, "says Artur Miranda. Jacques Bec concludes: "a style is more related to the place, the people, the light." At the heart of their work are those who will be living in a given space, they are the ones who most reveal the means that will help draw the important script for the projects.
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© Francisco Almeida Dias


© Francisco Almeida Dias


© Francisco Almeida Dias

© Francisco Almeida Dias


© Francisco Almeida Dias

© Francisco Almeida Dias


© Tânia Carreira


© Tânia Carreira

© Tânia Carreira


© Tânia Carreira

 

Text: Cátia Fernandes

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