Background. The story of OITOEMPONTO, which means “eight hours pile” in Portuguese, is a success story born in 1995 of the alchemy that links its two founders: Artur Miranda and Jacques Bec, between Porto and Paris.
Coming from fashion and design and trained in Porto, Artur Miranda spent seven years in Sweden. He imposes a resolutely modern vision of decoration with a desire to break the established codes and to dare the most unexpected marriages, revealing his innate sense of colors.
Jacques Bec, passionate about the nineteenth century, brings to the duo his enthusiasm and his French touch as well as the know-how he acquired at the Penninghen school in Paris.
Signature. The duo have signed large private and public works, including the Ritz in Lisbon. Their cosmopolitan style mixes vintage pieces and asserted colors and dares to confront the eras and genres, always with a lot of chic.
They like. Simple and elegant furniture (Luccio side table), which promises to become tomorrow’s classic (Arthur armchair), assuming lacquer and marquetry and rare woods like rosewood or iroko. Their Nossabossanova line is a tribute to Brazilian brutalism.
Showstoppers. Their projects in São Paulo or Mayfair, a beautiful book published by La Martinière. And on The Invisible Collection, the sofa Osvaldo with its floating coffee table combining marble and rosewood.