My name is Francisco Varela, the founder of Gcode Factory. I am an Architect born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal and who is passionate about working with wood. Amazed by its natural beauty and variety of patterns and textures, I find wood to be the best way to bring my ideas to life.
Every product of Gcode Factory is individually designed and hand-crafted. We take great care in each piece we make, from its conceptualisation to the final coat of Italian varnish. There sult is a premium, natural, and unique product.
Gcode Factory works under two brands: Gcode & re.SK8.
At Gcode Factory, we work with various types of wood (walnut, kingwood, imbuia, maple, mahogany, etc) and combine wood work with digital fabrication to make premium smartphone wood cases.
I invite you to explore our Costum Cases Collection (our client’sfavourite!). We are eager to bring your ideas to life in apersonal, durable, premium smartphone case. Our team works closely with each costumer to make sure that every case fits your vision. We are eager to discover your ideas.
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re.SK8 - NEW!
I am excited to share with you our most recent project: re.SK8 “re.use, re.shape, re.charge”.
Skateboards are made from Canadian Maple, a very special wood with various colours and patterns. Therefore, when a sk8 board is broken (and a lot of them break everyday!), the Canadian Maple goes to waste.
How could we change this?
If we re.use the wood from different broken skateboards and compress it, we get a block of wood with a unique pattern. By cutting and hand-crafting each block, a new line of eco-friendly and one-of-a-kind products is born!
By re.using and re.shaping the Canadian Maple wood, we are re.charging broken skateboards with a new life!
As an Architect, I am thrilled about this process, because re.shaping the wood allows for endless design possibilities, having each piece its unique pattern and colours.
Being part of a circular economy, re.SK8 plays an active role in the mission towards zero waste. When you by a re.SK8 product, you are actively helping the environment!
I encourage you to browse our collection and fall in love with it.
We work with the Boardriders Group (home of Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy...) and we are an official product of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Futebol Clube do Porto and proudly Miguel Oliveira Fan Club (Moto GP1 Portuguese rider). Our products can also be found at stores such as Phonehouse, Worten, Boardriders Group, Despomar Group and GMS (Premium Apple reseller).