CAMPANA BROTHERS

CAMPANA BROTHERS

Since 1983, the brothers Fernando (born 1961) and Humberto (born 1953) Campana have been solidly building their career achieving both national and international recognition. Their work incorporates the idea of transformation and reinvention. Giving preciousness to poor, day-to-day or common materials carries not only the creativity in their design but also very Brazilian characteristics – the colors, the mixtures, the creative chaos, the triumph of simple solutions. Based in Sao Paulo, Estudio Campana is constantly investigating new possibilities in furniture making. It creates bridges and dialogues where the exchange of information is also a source of inspiration. Working in partnership with communities, factories and industries keeps the Estudio Campana repertoire fresh. Campana pieces are part of the permanent collections of renowned cultural institutions such as the MoMa in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, the Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paulo and the Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

Campana brothers were honored with the Designer of the Year award in 2008 by Design Miami/ and with the Designers of the Year award by Maison & Objet in 2012. That same year they were selected for the Comité Colbert Prize in Paris, honored at Beijing Design Week, and received the Order of Cultural Merit in Brasilia. In May 2013, they have been awarded the Order of Arts and Letters in Paris. In the same year they are among the 100 most influential Brazilian personalities for Forbes magazine. In 2014 and 2015, Wallpaper* cites them among the top 100 and the top 200 most important characters in the design. In 2017 a large monograph dedicated to the Campana Brothers is presented at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum (MON) in Curitiba, Brazil.

Inspired by Rome and by its multi-layered artistic heritage, the Campana Brothers’ “Brazilian Baroque Collection” was launched in Rome inside the baroque environment of Galleria Cortona in Palazzo Pamphilj in 2011 as the first chapter of Privato Romano Interno, project curated by Emanuela Nobile Mino aimed at promoting international designer furnishings, produced in limited edition with materials and techniques of the noblest tradition of Italian craftsmanship. Since then the “Brazilian Baroque Collection” is edited exclusively by Galleria O. Project (Giustini / Stagetti).