Rui Alves

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.