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The Brazilian architect-designer reinvents interiors through his furniture and lighting designs, interconnecting the physical and the digital to create a new reality.

Romulo Temigue is an emerging name to follow on the design scene. His whimsical and playful creations have won over many followers on social networks, mixing shapes, bright colors, textures, and materials. The 35-year-old industrial designer, who graduated from the University of São Paulo in Brazil with a degree in architecture and urban planning in 2014, was quick to understand the importance and future of digital design, while maintaining an unwavering interest in the real. In his work, he often uses wood, acrylic, textile, steel, glass, fiberglass, and polycarbonate to elaborate all those transparent surfaces. While he has already designed furniture for specific clients, this young talent keeps brands such as Kartell, Moooi, Vitra, Brokis, and Tolix in his sights for his unusual ideas.

Innovative concepts

As a child of the internet, drawing his inspiration from everywhere (art, architecture, interior design, video games…), he made a leap forward in 2021 with his 3D designs. Fascinated by NFTs (non-fungible tokens), which give him creative freedom without technical restrictions, Romulo Temigue has let his imagination run wild, inventing a series of original, dynamic, colorful, and surreal pieces. If the physical and the digital are now in full mutation, this creator tries to conceive furniture and lighting under a “meta” eye by interconnecting virtual and real for a new “reality” in the design. As he himself points out, “People will always prefer to touch and feel before investing in the immaterial.” His chairs, armchairs, tables, storage shelves, and lamps thus present familiar functions and an aesthetic as varied as it is unusual.

Nathalie Dassa