We are a team of passionate design professionals delivering innovative, cleverly designed pieces that combine art and practicality in an interactive experience. OPD originated in Brazil, when in 1996 Gisela Bentes Simas started her first interior design store in the state of Rio de Janeiro. At that moment she discovered her passion for designing lamps, objects and furniture. Timeless aesthetic, functionality and purity of lines are the main aspects of her philosophy. Attentiveness to the relationship between user and products is a constant pursuit. The touch of the wood, the latest innovation, the smell of a product, the packaging, every feeling and perception are important. The OPD creative team thinks about a product from the perspective of personal experience. The long, detailed and thoughtful process of inventing and developing a new product make us proud of what we achieve. We are thrilled to be able to interact with the designs that surround us everyday. Our aspiration is to produce unique pieces of design that will last forever.
London, Europe, Brasil
Candido Mendes University - Rio de Janeiro - Interior Design Central St Martin - Furniture Design, Product Design
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3 Reviews for OPD Original Practical Design
I've bought her products
less than £1,000
Gisela Simas is extremely passionate about her products and this, together with her knowledge about them makes it impossible for us not to fall in love with them. Her creations are not only very practical, but made to perfection in every detail. The quality of the products really impressed me! I am in love with my beautiful tray, which is certainly the first of many of OPD products I will buy.
21 October, 2015
I bought the tray from this company
I am passionate about the tray, beautiful color and high quality polished wood. And the package is impressing! Pure design!!!
19 October, 2015
I bought some objects
less than £1,000
Creative, stylish and imaginative objects that you can interact with.They feel unique and this is a huge achievement in this oversupplied market out there. Highest quality of materials: the wood, specially. But I also love the colours and the touch.
18 October, 2015