Celebrating Stories Together - Bicachair

Celebrating Stories Together

06/05/2022 |

Serafim Pinto leite was born in Oliveira do Douro (Vila Nova de Gaia) and soon travelled to Lisbon where he grew up. He lived in Algés all his life where he worked with one of the greatest master craftsmen. He saw the birth of the Lisbon Chair with his Master Gonçalo.

90 YEARS OF STORIES

Along the way he was surrounded by three wonderful children, the fruit of a love worthy of a Hollywood movie with his wife Vera.
His path serves today as a legacy and inspiration to a new generation of young people, as well as to the CEO of BICAchair who had the privilege of working with him in the 90’s.

SERAFIM HAS BEEN A PART OF OUR JOURNEY…

2015

2022

FOLLOWING THE EVOLUTION OF AN ICON HE HELPED CREATE

SHARING MOMENTS TOGETHER

AN INSPIRATIONAL FORCE

“In the 1940’s life in Portugal…”

In the 1940’s life in Portugal was not easy, to support their families many were forced to start working early in life. Driven by a sense of responsibility already well matured, at the age of 10, Serafim started working in a locksmith where he would become a Master.

FRIEND OF HIS FRIEND

“Serafim from the chairs…”

When asked about what dreams he would like to have followed and how he would like to be remembered, he showed us the values that represent him, humbleness, simplicity, and fellowship, assuring us that the life he had was the one he chose and that no other dreams were left behind.

ADVICE FOR THE NEW GENERATIONS

“We must have love for each other and not be selfish”

We asked Master Serafim what advice he would give to the younger generations. He told us that despite the perceived gap between generations, friendship, conviviality, and humility remain fundamental values for today.

WE GATHERED THE TEAM TO CELEBRATE
MR. SERAFIM’S 90TH BIRTHDAY!