Reno Bonzon


Reno Bonzon is a French designer currently based in Ubatuba, on the south coast of São Paulo, since 1986, he’s been drawing and manufacturing his creations in his own joinery workshop. His work is widely based on the work of wood, and particularly on the technique of lamellate-stuck.


One of Bonzon’s most emblematic pieces is surely the rocking chair Gaivota. It’s a piece strongly influenced by Brazilian design due to the balance between aesthetics, comfort and ergonomic intention. The Gaivota design was awarded with the Museum of the Brazilian House prize and the MOVESP prize in 1998. Previously in 1990 this rocking chair was selected in to represent the Brazilian creation of furniture at the Biennial of Design of Brazil.