Autoban photographed at Casa da Escrita

Enlarge image View image of Autoban photographed at Casa da Escrita

We chose a very special location for the Autoban photoshoot in late 2015, Casa da Escrita in Coimbra, Portugal. Formerly known as Casa do Arco, the residence of the late poet João Cochofel, Casa da Escrita was refurbished in 2010 by architect João Mendes Ribeiro, and repurposed as a space for writing events and a temporary residence for practicing writers. The refurbishment was sensitive to the historic features of the building, preserving elements such as decorative ceilings and corniced walls, while simplifying the living spaces, adding flexibility, and bringing a warm, functional modernity.

Located near to the De La Espada factory, Casa da Escrita communicates a shared heritage, as well as aligned values: real, tactile materials, pared down forms, and the transformative power of design.

Above image: Union Bed, Poly Side Table, King Lamp, and Pill lamps by Autoban

Photo credit: Yuki Sugiura

With thanks to:
Oyuna, cashmere throws
Lladro, porcelain sculptures
Volga Linen, bedlinen
Antonio Albertino for photograph by André Cepeda