Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Campana Brothers

Fernando and Humberto, are the Campana Brothers. Both born in São Paulo, a mix of a lawyer and an architect who decided to join and create/design furniture from ordinary material. They started at the beginning of the 80's causing controversy and lots of critics but this brought massive attention on them.

By the early 90's they were already known in Europe and the U.S. And in 1998 they presented an exhubition along with lightning designer Ingo Maurer at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

They have by now an amazing and long resumé, including São Paulo Design Week, Moss New York Design Week, Milan Design Week  and collaborations for Hotel Athens, Venini, Klein Karoo, Lacoste and many many more.

This year, Maison & Objet, selected the design duo as "Creator of the Year" for the significant influence to the design and architecture scene. 

Here's a selection of my favorite pieces created by them.

 "The Banquete Chair".

 "Alligator Lace" for Lacoste.

 "Alligator Lace" for Lacoste - detail.

 Tennis for Melissa.

 "Rivivo" for Venini.

 Garden Design for São Paulo Design Week.

"The Favela Chair" at the São Paulo Design Week.

Humberto and Fernando Campana.

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