The interest in producing a limited number of reissued Chifruda chairs was spurred when the original prototype showed up in a Rio de Janeiro pawn shop in 2010, after which Espasso and Rodrigues agreed to develop a 40-piece re-edition; 20 of the pieces have sold.
Rodrigues, seen here, sits in his Chifruda, which translates to "cuckolded one" in Portuguese. For Rodrigues, designing spaces and furniture is something "in his blood" and the very thing that keeps him active. "If I weren't an architect, I would be sitting," he says. "Sleeping. Listening to other people tell stories."