Industrial Design. Urban Design

“Cortez” Line, 1962

System of metal office furniture.

The collaboration between Daciano da Costa and Metalúrgica da Longra, which began with this project, would last for almost thirty years.

The relative complexity of construction was subordinated to a precise formal intention: to create discontinuous, visually permeable objects that created an effect of absence of mass, freeing the workspaces of their presence.

Units Produced until 1983:

  • 60 400 desks
  • 17 000 meeting tables
  • 18 300 cabinets
  • 93 000 chairs
  • Client

    Metalúrgica da Longra | Fernando Seixas

  • Design Team

    Daciano da Costa, Carlos Costa; Jaime Ribeiro e Fernando Pinto (main atelier)

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