Hugo França was born in Porto Alegre in 1954. In search of a life closer to nature, moved to Trancoso (Bahia) in the early 80s, where he lived for 15 years. There, he realized the waste caused by wood's extraction and use; this experience guided his work. Since the late 1980s, develops "sculptural furnitures", term first used by criticism Ethel Leon and adopted by França for its accuracy in describing the production he runs by reusing forestal and urban debris - trees that became condemned by natural causes, inclement weather or by man.
The pieces created by the designer come from a creative dialogue with the raw material: everything begins and ends in the tree. It is his inspiration; its forms, holes, cracks, burn and time marks moves his sensitivity and lead him to a carefully chosen design, a minimal intervention that generates unique pieces.
Hugo França, Evelise Grunow, Viana & Mosley, 2007