“Gosto bastante de desenvolver meus móveis com um diferencial, gosto de criar uma relação com as pessoas, desenvolver uma interação, pois penso em móveis atemporais, que durem para uma vida inteira. Portanto estes móveis acabam se tornado não apenas móveis, mas um bem imaterial, insubstituível, que acaba fazendo parte da família, de sua história. Acredito que quando colocamos a mão, como artesãos, passamos nossos sentimentos para o móvel, o que traz alma e o torna único.”
Gustavo Bittencourt was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1986 to an architect mother who shaped his passion for design. He would graduate from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2009 with a degree in Industrial Design. As a student, he focused on the development of furniture and realised he had found his calling when his first furniture designs won awards in important national competitions.
The eternal search for new knowledge, refinement, and Bittencourt’s curiosity led him to work with the great icons on the national scene such as Zanini de Zanine, Marcelo Rosenbaum, and Rodrigo Calixto. He also studied in Italy, at the Politecnico di Torino, and in 2011, worked in the Thomas Heyes Gallery in Los Angeles.
In 2013, Bittencourt moved to Petrópolis, a city in the mountainous region of Rio, where he merged his studio with a traditional woodworking company, creating the Atelier Gustavo Bittencourt, a studio for the development, production and marketing of his projects: furniture that is exactly his interpretation of shapes, mixtures, how he expresses himself and transforms his references, his points of sight and the things he believes.