RESPIGA is a small carpentry workshop located in the center of Parede, Cascais, which creates and develops design products based on the reuse and recycling of materials, mainly solid wood. They are specialists in reclaimed wood furniture and design.
RESPIGA’s founders are architects who have fallen in love with the art of working the wood, becoming designers and carpenters. As a result the pieces are designed and executed by them.
This work option allowed to have access and to be able to work with wood with a high degree of stability and of very diverse origins, as is the case of sucupira, mutene, wenguê, mahogany, panga-panga, mussibi (or rosewood) and others. These solid woods have a contemporary design and a reduced ecological footprint.
They avoid using “new” wood (which warps easily), as well as its derivatives (agglomerates, mdf, etc.) due to their poor durability and resistance, contradicting the disposable object concept and choosing to design pieces that last several generations.
In addition to the objects on sale, RESPIGA also accepts orders that fit its concept, both in design and in the materials used.
If you are interested, you can visit the RESPIGA workshop and see first-hand the materials in stock and their working methods.
In addition to timber, they also use and test other raw materials in the design of objects of design. Such alternatives include sea snails, barnacles and others that have innovative features framed in a concept of sustainability.