In a small village in the district of Porto, Rebordosa, two men began the adventure of a lifetime: making chairs and changing the history of their families.
Neighbours and competitors, Abel Leite and Elias Dias had a small workshop on the ground floor of their homes where they dedicated themselves to the art of making chairs almost completely by hand.
The models that came out of their hands were rich in carvings and curves, and at the time only accessible to the upper classes of cities like Lisbon and Porto.
At that time, the oxcart was the main means of transport in rural areas but it was not, however, accessible to all. The chairs were carried by women called “carreteiras” who transported them on their heads to the “despachante”.
The lives of these two men cross thanks to the love of their children, Mário Leite and Rosa Dias, who were to marry in 1959.