The Favela chair created by Humberto and Fernando Campana comes from Santo Cristo, a town in the Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), and is constructed piece-by-piece from the wood used to build the favelas, hand-glued and nailed. Looking like a primitive throne, the puzzle of pieces of scrap wood summarises the poetics of the Campana brothers who have received acclaim following the recent personal exhibition in Brazil. And it is therefore an aptitude to create, fuelled by a vision still capable of surprising, starting with scraps and ingenious use of the hands, that results in pieces that transcend the dimension of pauperism in order to attain symbolic style.
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Humberto & Fernando Campana
Humberto Campana & Fernando Campana founded Estudio Campana in São Paulo in 1983. Humberto is a self-taught artist with a degree in law, and
Fernando has a degree in architecture. They are inspired by the
streets of Brazil and often combine low-tech materials such as cardboard, rope, fabric, wood scraps, bamboo, and aluminum wire with high-end craftsmanship. The Campanas’ breakout design, the Vermelha chair
manufactured by edra in 2007, is their best seller. Their limited edition Sushi Chair is highly collectible and has broken auction records. in 2008 they received the Designer of the Year Award at Design Miami. Works by
the Campanas have been represented in galleries and are in the permanent collections of museums throughout the world including the Design Museum in London; the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris; the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.