Claudia Moreira Salles graduated in 1978 from the Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial, in Rio de Janeiro. After working at the Design Institute of Rio’s Museum of Modern Art, she moved to São Paulo and started developing more authorial projects using craftwork techniques, especially in wood. Her designs merge the simplicity and rationality of her industrial practice with traditional woodworking techniques and the richness of Brazilian native woods, to which she usually adds other materials such as concrete, stone and various metals.