Since 1983, the Campana brothers, Fernando (born 1961) and Humberto (born 1953) have been solidly building upon their career, achieving both national and international recognition. Their work incorporates the idea of transformation and reinvention and giving preciousness to poor, everyday or commonplace materials not only lends creativity to their designs, but also some very Brazilian characteristics: colors, mixtures, creative chaos and the triumph of simple solutions. Based in Sao Paulo, Estudio Campana is constantly investigating new possibilities in furniture making and creating bridges and dialogues whereby the exchange of information is also a source of inspiration. Working in partnership with communities, factories and industries enables the repertoire of Estudio Campana to be ever evolving and continuously 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.
In 2008, the Campana brothers were honored with the Designers of the Year award by Design Miami, and in 2012 the Designers of the Year award by Maison & Objet. Moreover, in the 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 were awarded the Order of Arts and Letters in Paris.