The curved forms of the Gaivota rocking chair were defined by Reno Bonzon, as he was sat in deep snow during a stay in the Alps and had a look at his body print after standing up. Keeping ergonomics in mind, Reno wanted to reproduce this comfortable shape. Both Museum of the Brazilian House Prize and Movesp Prize winner in 1988, this creation was selected in 1990 to represent Brazil at the Biennial of Design in São Paulo.
Reno Bonzon, French but naturalized Brazilian recently, is a former pupil of the Boulle School and graduated in Psychology from the University of Paris. Located in Ubatuba, on the south coast of São Paulo, since 1986, he draws and manufactures 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.