Ricardo was born in 1979 in Hamburg, Germany, but it was in Viana do Castelo, in the north of Portugal, that he first pursuit his engineering and product design studies.
Ambitious and focused on his goals as a professional, he soon started to collaborate with brands such as Jasmin Glass Studio and JadeTree. Eager for knowledge about all that surrounds the field of design, Ricardo also obtained a master degree in industrial design at the University of Porto.
His work is defined by an acute eye for geometry and formal detail, a healthy obsession Ricardo has been developing throughout the years. These attributes are expressed in Ricardo's designs for TemaHome, such as the modular bookcase/space divider Ivy, the rotating bookcase Shell or the London bookshelf.