in Lisbon (Portugal), Rodrigo studied Industrial Design at the Lusíada
University in Lisbon.
His education was much diversified learning how to create concepts
inside the graphic, web and product design areas.
Since August 2005 Rodrigo got established in Witten, a city at the
North Rhine Westphalia region in Germany to collaborate with Sanitec
design studio in order to develop sanitary equipments for Keramag
Since October 2005 the designer works on his private projects creating
his own design studio, Neo Design.
His philosophy of design aims at creating a concept of everyday
products. These creations unify functionality and aesthetics; they
feature multifunctionality without lacking elegance and a contemporary
“I get my inspiration by observing people and their needs
in our global and pluralistic culture and I’m sure that everybody
would love to take at home a little bit of what shapes the modern
era, even in a modest way.”
constantly creates juicy, unique and cutting-edge products featuring
elegance and post-modern playfulness without lacking functionality.
He carefully chooses warm and organic materials and uses simple local
production techniques since he is enthused with the idea of developing
stylish products fallowing the creation of uncomplicated shapes and
a selection of basic materials.
The upcoming designer is highlighting his works with the exceptional
use of his expressiveness and playfulness linked to a diverse colour
Vairinhos content product “strategy” is becoming an innovative
quest for a poetical simplicity directing towards both the acute and
the naïve, by a certain geometry, metaphorical and evocative,
emotional and poetic. These products are somehow highlighting design
simplicity and the tendency to a renewed use of the so called traditional
materials, such as wood or ceramics and a growing interest by the
impeccable traditional craftsman’s work and technique.
Vairinhos’s works were already approved by the big public and
recognised by the International press.