Humberto Campana

Brazil

Founded in 1983 in Sao Paulo by brothers Fernando (b. 1961) and Humberto (b. 1953) Campana, Estúdio Campana became famous for its furniture design and the creation of intriguing objects such as the Vermelha and Favela chairs, and has grown to include Interior Design, Architecture, Landscaping, Scenography, Fashion, Artistic Partnerships and more. The Campana's work incorporates the idea of transformation, reinvention and the integration of craftsmanship in mass production. Giving preciousness to common materials carries not only the creativity in their design but also their very Brazilian characteristics – the colours, the mixtures, the creative chaos, the triumph of simple solutions. Campana pieces are included in the permanent collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the MoMa, New York; the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paulo. In 2008, the brothers were honoured with the Designer of the Year award by Design Miami. In 2012, they were awarded the Designers of the Year - Maison & Objet award, they were selected for the Comité Colbert Prize in Paris, honoured at Beijing Design Week, received the Order of Cultural Merit in Brasilia and were awarded the Order of Arts and Letters by the Minister of Culture in France.

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