- Designer:Jader Almeida
- Production:Made to Order
- Customizable Finish:N/A
- Customizable Size:N/A
- Customizable Upholstery:Available
- Product Certificates:CATAS
The ClassiCon brand stands for quality, individuality and a timeless aesthetic—regardless of passing fashions. More important than the degree of fame achieved by the designer is a demonstrated fascination with new formal concepts. This focus helps ClassiCon to continually discover exciting young designers. In the case of Konstantin Grcic, this has resulted in a longstanding collaboration, which the Munich designer took advantage of right from the start by including references to the iconic Eileen Gray in his Orcus secretary. ClassiCon produces and sells the Eileen Gray Collection as worldwide licensee of Aram Designs Ltd, London. In the early 1970s, Eileen Gray began to collaborate with Zeev Aram to develop her furniture and lamps for series production. In 1973 Eileen Gray signed a Worldwide contract with Aram Designs, London, to bring her designs into production for the first time. The ClassiCon signature provides a guarantee that only high-grade materials and methods are used in production – meeting all ecological requirements – and that every piece of furniture has passed strict quality control. Their logo offers the assurance that each limited edition is an authentic replica of the original, made with the consent of the rights holders.
Jader Almeida was born in 1981 in Santa Catarina in southern Brazil. At the age of 16 he already started gaining practical experience working in the local furniture industry. He later studied architecture and urban planning and then took a job with Lin Brasil, which manufactures furniture conceived by well-known Brazilian architects and designers.
Working with typical Brazilian woods and types of leather proved seminal for Almeida’s future designs. He began developing his own exclusive products in 2004, initially for Sollos in Santa Catarina. Almeida has since then received a number of prestigious Brazilian and international design awards. Today he works as both product designer and architect, with his own studio in Florianapólis, Santa Catarina.
Jader Almeida: “It is my aim to create products of enduring value, drawing on the legacy of the great masters while always looking ahead and knowing that today’s decisions will have an impact on tomorrow. Rationality, simple geometry and attention to every detail help to create products with a timeless aesthetic.”