The functional and sculptural approach of Hugo França’s designs brings us closer to nature and living woods. Born in Porto Alegre in 1954, Hugo left Rio Grande do Sul for Trancoso in the beginning of the 80’s. In Bahia, he developed a stunning creative process where reclaimed roots and wood trunks are sliced into beautiful and sensual organic forms. The sculptures, made of Pequi wood, show curves, fissures, impacts and veins. Every kind of vice transform the object into a living organism and relate the story of the wood. At the gallery, a pathway of sculptures enable to see an anthology of Hugo’s work. From a huge curved bench in front of the gallery, to an astonishing atomic sculpture, including mushroom chairs and a fantastic low table in the patio.