Since 1983, brothers Fernando (1961-2022) and Humberto (1953) Campana, co-founders of Estudio Campana, have been solidly building their career, achieving both national and international recognition. In 2019, the studio celebrated its 35th anniversary acknowledged as pioneers of disruptive design, which led them to create a groundbreaking language in their field. Strongly rooted in Brazilian culture and traditions, their work carries yet universal values in its core, such as freedom and human dignity, by encouraging self-identity searching through life experiences. Incorporating the idea of transformation and reinvention, their creative process raises everyday materials to nobility, bringing not only creativity into design, but also Brazilian characteristics – the colors, the mixtures, the creative chaos – the triumph of simple solutions, in an artistic and poetic way.
Based in Sao Paulo, Estudio Campana is constantly investigating new possibilities within design: from furniture making to architecture, landscaping, fashion, scenography and more. Working in partnership with different brands and industries, and liaising with communities and artists around the world keeps the Estudio Campana repertoire fresh. Their pieces are part of permanent collections of renowned cultural institutions such as Centre Pompidou and the Musée Des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, MoMa, New York, Museum of Modern Art of Sao Paulo and also Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein.
The Campana brothers are currently listed as one of the world’s top iconic architects at Interni (2018). In 2015 and 2014 Wallpaper ranked them, respectively, among the 100 most important and 200 greatest design professionals. In 2013, they were listed by Forbes magazine among the 100 most influential Brazilian personalities. In 2012, Fernando and Humberto Campana were selected for the Colbert Committee Award in Paris; honored by Design Week in Beijing; received the Order of Cultural Merit in Brasilia, and were awarded the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture, and elected Designers of the Year by Maison & Objet de Paris. In 2008, they received the Design/Miami Designer of the Year award. In March 2020 the major exhibition ever dedicated to the Campana Brothers, “35 Revolutions” has been inaugurated at the MAM – Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro. The exhibition celebrates the 35 years of the Campana Brothers’ career and gather together some of their most memorable and iconic works, including pieces from the Brazilian Baroque Collection.