Design Perspectives - Meet the Design Team

Design Perspectives - Meet the Design Team

MAAMI HOME has many faces. People with different professional backgrounds, but with a great team spirit and a huge passion for creation. The design team is one of those groups at MAAMI that strives to develop unique concepts, committed to a design philosophy that embraces simplicity and which has sustainability as one of its biggest challenges. Get to know MAAMI HOME’s design team. 

 

PIANO is one of Sérgio's creations. 

Founder and Co-owner, Sérgio Costa is the body and soul behind MAAMI HOME’s vision. His main tasks are leading the group, inspire and make sure that all are committed to the brand and its design philosophy. Sérgio says that it’s a daily learning process but what he likes the most “is having the opportunity to lead towards innovation and motivate people to it”. The brand's involvement with the most modern technology in the sector is also one of the tasks that Sérgio embraces with enthusiasm, leading MAAMI to be one of the most important players in the sector at an international level. Sérgio graduated in Civil Engineering and worked more than 11 years in the construction sector. Fun fact about Sérgio? Yes, he is always looking for his keys.

 

Ricardo next his NOTCH side table, one of MAAMI's upcycled products. 

He is next to his brother, Sérgio Costa, Co-owner of MAAMI HOME. Ricardo's main tasks include monitoring the production process and identifying the best partners for the development of the brand's products. Ricardo has a Masters in Sports Science and was a professional handball player in one of the most important international teams in the sport and is also coaching. His passion and commitment to team sports makes him an expert in contributing to the construction of a happy team that seeks competence and high performance every day. For Ricardo, simplicity and functionality are the words that best define MAAMI. Fun fact about Ricardo: he likes symmetry and everything that is not symmetrical causes him a certain discomfort.

 

FIORE, Fábio's design, represents MAAMI HOME's vision of transmitting all the versatility of marble stone. 

“Every piece comes with a story”. Fábio Teixeira, Head of Design at MAAMI HOME, finds in these words the best way to define the brand's philosophy. Attentive and close to all stages of the product development process, Fábio believes that it is "a privilege to be able to work with a ‘precious’ raw material that gives each piece an unrepeatable character". He likes to sketch to the sound of a good vinyl record while enjoying a glass of whiskey, but we can find him often in the factory or in the old carpentry shop where the wisdom of woodworking holds him. Detail is at the centre of Fabio’s work, and, in the last few years, he has been working with marble as the main matter. The material’s minimalism and versatility captured his attention and his determination to transform objects. His works are available in design fairs, selected design stores, as well as in international publications

 

Dovile loves to visit MAAMI's backyard to look at the leftovers and get inspired for new design pieces. She is currently working on the development of upcycled products.

Dovile Peciulyte is Project Manager and CMO at MAAMI. If MAAMI could be defined in an expression, Dovile would say “eye catching simplicity”, emphasizing “that the designs are simple, but they can become a centre piece of the home and catch the attention". When asked about what she loves about her work, Dovile highlights the dynamics, as days are always “different and give the opportunities to learn and grow while seeing a marble slab being transformed into beautiful objects”. Dovile Peciulyte has a bachelor’s degree in Product Development and Integrative Technology and her past professional experiences goes from modeling to teaching English in Vietnam. She did projects for Tom’s factory in Denmark regarding optimization and for Fisher Lighting, a company designing circular design lamps. Two fun facts about Dovile? She is taller than 97% of women in EU and David Beckham once shook her hand. 

The outstanding lamp LUMI, is one of Mara's designs.  

Mara Soares is part of MAAMI’s team as Product Designer. What she likes most about the brand is the possibility of creating new products and being involved in the entire development process – from the idea, and the sketches to the final product. Mara graduated in Product Design at the University of Aveiro and MAAMI was her first professional challenge. In Mara’s opinion “Make it simple but significant” is the quote that best defines MAAMI because “everything about MAAMI is ‘clean’ and simple but has a lot of meaning and beauty in itself”. Fun fact about Mara: she is the most indecisive person ever (her own words), even in the simplest of daily decisions.

 

MAAMI HOME is the first Portuguese company, in this sector, to use paper pulp in the packaging and to be 100% plastic free. 

Meet Mónica Oliveira, MAAMI’s Product Designer and Sustainable Packaging Developer who joined the team nearly a year ago. She is passionate about sustainability and often you can find her digging into material samples, researching, and designing sustainable packaging for MAAMI HOME. “I love the fact that I'm doing something so important for the company and above all for the planet. In this role, through extensive scientific research and testing samples of different materials, we are able to renew our entire packaging system to a 100% Plastic Free system”, says Mónica. She brings her great experience to our team after doing projects for Bosch and IKEA. Fun fact about Monica: she comes from a very large and close family. She has 30 cousins and over 40 half cousins. She is the youngest: lucky cousin number 30! 

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