Geraldo de Barros (Unilabor)



Gerardo de Barros (Chavantes, 1923 — São Paulo, 1998) was a Brazilian painter and photographer who worked in engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design. He was a leader of the concrete art movement in Brazil, co-founding Grupo Ruptura, and was known for his trailblazing work in experimental abstract photography and modernism. In 1954, De Barros and Frei João Batista founded a cooperative furniture design company called Unilabor. In 1964, De Barros went on to found in association with Aloísio Bione, another furniture design company called Hobjeto. According to 
The Guardian, De Barros was "one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the 20th century."