Exhibiting (Stand A-36):

Lic chair, 2010 – Rapigattoli chair, 2009 – Ermelinda chair, 2010

Design by:


SEE, LAY –ON is a collection of three chairs evoking three tectonic methods commonly used in the building industry: lacing with steel (Lic chair); ribbing with birch ply-wood (Rapigattoli chair); or skinning in fiberglass (Ermelinda chair).

SEE, LAY –ON (i.e., see and reveal) conveys the beholder with a dual visual dimension beyond the chair’s performance as an object to seat on: Adding to something that take up space, something that can create space.

SEE, LAY –ON materializes a new transparency: reconstituting the beholder’s variable weight in the morphology of three chairs; alternatively revealing, framing or disguising, the user’s perception of surface material from the chairs´ position in space.

Eduardo Benamor Duarte – Ms.AAD

Eduardo Benamor Duarte is an architect and designer, founder of the studio Benamor Duarte Architecture, based in New York City and Lisbon. He holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Design from the Technical University of Lisbon. In addition to his professional practice he has taught design studios at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Benamor Duarte Architecture’s agenda engage the ideas of recursion, adaptation and reconstitution of formal, informal and informational protocols in different contexts. For several years, Eduardo Benamor Duarte has been using the bi dimensional transposition technique as a way to explore and investigate the prefiguration of his design concepts. In the past years he participated in several international exhibitions namely the Salone Satellite and Temporary Museum for New Design in Milan; Institut Nationale d´Architecture in Paris; or the Experimenta Design Biennial in Lisbon. Eduardo Benamor Duarte’s design work has been featured in numerous prestigious magazines (AD France, Domus, Elle Décor, Ecologik, Interni, Icon, Vogue, Surface China and Space Magazine); television networks (RTP, RAI UNO) or press (Corriere della Sera, La Reppublica and Expresso). His work and research has been awarded by several institutions such as the Ministério da Cultura – Direcção Geral das Artes, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia e Associação Empresarial Portuguesa (AEP).