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Outdoor Paulistano Chair

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The timeless classic Paulistano chair, designed in 1957 by Paulo Mendes da Rocha (2000 Mies van der Rohe Prize and 2006 Pritzker Prize honoree) gains a much anticipated outdoor version. Originally part of the Athletic Club of São Paulo, one of Rocha’s … Continue reading

Barrão at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

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On view through June 10th, at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Barrão’s exhibition Mash Up marks the Brazilian artist’s first US solo show. In organic configurations, Barrão’s work assembles  different second-hand ceramic nick-knacks in hybrid sculptures that … Continue reading

houzz.com

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Houzz’s Cathy Lara’s Sergio Rodrigues feature, looks at the resurgence of his design, the recent openings of his shop in shop at both ESPASSO NY and LA and the design of his Chifruda armchair. Check out the article here.  

Carlos Motta and the use of reclaimed wood

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Sustainability, ecological responsibility and conservation are crucial concerns in contemporary design, especially in wood production. Brazilian art and design have traditionally engaged with the re-appropriation of materials and ideas as resource for its cultural production.  In this canon, an innovative … Continue reading

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