SAUDADE is a piece of furniture that gets off the ground with difficulty – and I don’t just mean that in a literal sense, plus it is a metaphor for all my work that constantly attempts to distance itself from the gravitational pull of the consumer society. If you like, SAUDADE is the lucid, composite formulation of a nostalgic yearning for May 1968: a yearning for a better and more beautiful world in which the imagination would come into power – a dream that the idealists of that time later crushed to death.