Indio da Costa – The “Carioca” Designer


Guto Índio da Costa

Guto Índio da Costa, the carioca designer son of a noted architect, completed his industrial design studies at the “Art Center College of Design”. He spent a lot of time studying on the Swiss campus.

In 1995, he returned to Brazil and made his first major work. It changed the entire design of the Leblon neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. In the same period he began to work with objects as well.

Today, Guto is passionate about designing products and loves creating functional objects that people fall in love with. He believes that good design with a high scale industrial production can lead large works to a significant number of people.

Índio, in Milan, presented a series of products, all with the characteristic that the form is influenced by technological processes. Between them:

  • an air purifier winner of two international awards;
  • a plastic chair produced with a gas injection technology that makes it more resistant;
  • a line of very light faucets
  • a fantastic oven made with a super heat resistant plastic up to 300 degrees. With considerable electrical saving capacity.

Guto’s office has more than 75 designers working alongside him. Among so many projects that the group is working, there is the new urban decoration of the city of Búzios.

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