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Monolito: Studio Arthur Casas


Bilingual architecture Brazilian magazine Monolito dedicates each of their issue to a single theme/figure.  The current Monolito issue celebrates the 30-year career of Brazilian architect and designer Arthur Casas, surveying his prolific practice that spans over residential and commercial buildings, civic … Continue reading

Ipanema armchair by Jorge Zalszupin


Originally designed in the 1960’s by Jorge Zalsuzpin, and named after the Rio de Janeiro beach and the romantic bossa nova songs it inspired, the Ipanema armchair offers a comfortable and smart design as relaxing as the eponymous carioca beach. Hand-crafted out … Continue reading

Select Magazin: Brazilian Curves


Contemporary arts and culture Brazilian magazine Select has featured the recent Espasso launch and exhibition of the new re-edition furniture by Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalszupin. The feature highlights Niemeyer’s Marquesa bench, whose ‘brazilian curves’  is evident here in Niemeyer’s … Continue reading

New Brazilian House by Dominic Bradbury


The new book New Brazilian House by Dominic Bradbury, recently published by Thames & Hudson, compiles classic and contemporary houses that exemplify the creative and unique legacy of Brazil’s architecture and design heritage.  With photography by Richard Powers, Bradbury traces the … Continue reading

Bronx Museum: Sarau with Nicolau


This coming Friday The Bronx Museum of the Arts will present the Sarau with Nicolau —a festive reception with music, dance and video art screenings in the Brazilian modernist tradition. Modernist saraus were intimate and political, hosted in the homes of cultural luminaries to … Continue reading

Venice Architecture Biennale 2014


On June 6th the 14th installment of the Venice Artchitecture Biennale opened, for the first time including programs, exhibits and events contextualized by other disciplines such as dance, film and music.  Curated by Dutch architect and theorist Rem Koolhaas, the … Continue reading

XOP Magazine Spotlights ESPASSO Accessories


Brazilian-designed home accessories from ESPASSO were spotlighted on the current issue of XOP,  the first and only bilingual Portuguese/English quarterly luxury lifestyle magazine.  Included are the cozy and artsy Soft Reptil pillow collection designed by Brazilian design duo extraordinaire Campana … Continue reading


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