A Portrait of Brazil
Fernando and Humberto Campana discuss the process behind their iconic Vermelha chair.
Brothers, Fernando (born 1961) and Humberto (born 1953) founded Estudio Campana in 1983 and quickly established their voice in the contemporary design world for their use of untraditional materials. Exploring ideas of transformation and reinvention, the Campanas create intriguing forms using scraps of cloth and wood, plastic tubing, wires and stuffed animals. The Campanas have worked with a number of manufacturers including Alessi, Baccarat, Edra, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, Magis and Venini, to name a few. In 2008 the brothers won Designer of the Year in Miami, in 2013 they were listed among the top 100 most influential Brazilian personalities by Forbes magazine and in 2014 Wallpaper* listed them among the top 100 major players in design. Special editions pieces by the Campanas can be found in the permanent collections of museums around the world including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Musée Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo.
Auction Results Fernando and Humberto Campana
Anhanguera sofa from the Brazilian Baroque Collection
Dolphins and Sharks chair
Teddy Bear chair
Panda Banquette chair
Shark and Dolphin chair
Edward Scissorhands side table from the Brazilian Baroque Collection
Zig Zag chairs from L'est Parisien, set of twelve
Alligator Banquete in Leather