Brazilian designers, “The Campana Brothers” are Humberto Campana, (b. 1953) and Fernando Campana, (b. 1961). In 1983, the two teamed up to make furniture made of ordinary materials including scrap and waste products such as cardboard, rope, cloth and wood scraps, plastic tubes and aluminium wire.
They draw inspiration from Brazil’s street life and carnival culture, by combining ‘found’ objects (such as scraps of wood, furry toys and fabric off cuts); with advanced technologies, to create a vibrant energetic and definitively Brazilian approach to design. The brothers refer to this as ‘zest for life’ which celebrates the discarded and mundane.
- The Campana Brothers are currently represented by Friedman Benda in New York, Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London and Paris, as well as Galleria O in Rome.
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