Portuguese born, Rui Alves comes from a family of skilled craftsmen. Both his father and grandfather were cabinetmakers, leading to him becoming immersed and surrounded by tools and materials when growing up.
After graduating in 2001 with a degree in Industrial design, Rui opened his own design office in his hometown; going on to undertake a range of different furniture and design projects. Rui's simple and practical design approach has led to him contributing to exhibitions all around the world.
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