Joaquim Tenreiro, Three Feet Chair (1947) Photo: André Nazareth for Mercado Moderno
23 March 2014
Brazilian Design: Modern & Contemporary Furniture is a major new exhibition offering a comprehensive overview of Brazilian modernist and contemporary design.
Curated by Brazilian collector Raul Schmidt Felippe Jr. and designer Zanini de Zanine, the exhibition will focus on two distinctive periods of Brazilian design, comprising a time span of over 80 years, and feature over 45 individual furniture and design pieces.
Highlights include the Three Feet Chair and the Five-Woods Table by Joaquim Tenreiro; the Fish Bench, a unique piece designed by the Campana Brothers for their first ever exhibition in Brazil and Sideboard by José Zanine Caldas, considered by many as the first sustainable Brazilian designer.
Other pieces on display are the Oscar Chair (Sergio Rodrigues), the Rio Chaise (Oscar Niemeyer), the Africa Chair (Rodrigo Almeida), the Moeda Chair (Zanini de Zanine), the Braz Chair (Carlos Motta), the Água Table (Domingo Tótora), the Bowl Chair (Lina Bo Bardi), a cupboard by Móveis Cimo and lighting pieces by Maneco Quindaré.
Short video testimonials especially commissioned for the exhibition also feature eight of the designers talking about their creative processes, ideas and influences.
The exhibition is organized and presented by The Embassy of Brazil and Vanishing Points.
Brazilian Design: Modern & Contemporary Furniture
26 March - 9 May 2014
Monday – Friday, 11am-5pm
Sala Brasil Gallery, Embassy of Brazil, 14-16 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5BL