Isay Weinfeld is today one of Brazil’s most exciting contemporary architects. He is responsible for the elegantly minimalistic designs of several boutiques, restaurants, hotels and homes throughout São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, including the luxurious Hotel Fasano. His furniture is characterized by clean, angular lines and echoes the forms of 1950’s Brazilian design.
Isay Weinfeld was born in São Paulo in 1952. He graduated in 1975 from the School of Architecture at Mackenzie University. He was a professor of Theory of Architecture at the same school and of Kinetic Expression at the School of Communications of the Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado. In 2002, The work of Weinfeld and that of fellow architect Marcio Kogan was selected to be exhibited at the 25th International Biennale of São Paulo. Both architects have participated in several exhibitions that addressed urban issues associated with São Paulo. In 2004, Isay was assigned the Architectural Project for the 26th International Biennale of São Paulo.