Claudia Melo belongs to the top interior designers that give the cabinet design a whole different meaning. With her vision and talent, she has created geometric and innovative cabinets that transform every interior space.
Claudia was born in Lisbon in 1982. She studied Equipment Design in the Fine Arts, at the University of Lisbon and has a degree in product design. Her main work includes product design, interior design, graphic design and art direction.
Her designs were first exhibited in Experimenta Design 2003 in Lisbon, and since then have been featured in different countries, such as Italy, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Asia and United States of America. Working with mambo unlimited ideas since 2007, Claudia had already developed several rugs and accessories collections sold all over the world.
Ettero became Claudia’s first furniture collection for mambo unlimited ideas, launched in 2009 at Maison & Objet and has been growing with increasing prestige and success over the years. Inspired by her travels around the globe, Ettero is an interpretation of the 60’s integrated in a trip to the modern world where everything is possible.
Her successful development was soon followed by the creation of a lighting collection, which growth and recognition over the years turned it into the autonomous brand Utu soulful lighting, from mambo unlimited ideas group.