Sitio Burle MarxAug 2, 2021
Last week Sítio Roberto Burle Marx was selected as world heritage under the cultural landscape category by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science, and Culture (Unesco). It is the 23rd Brazilian location on the world heritage list.
Guhl's Loop ChairAug 31, 2020
Willy Guhl (1915–2004) is the Pioneer of Industrial Design Switzerland. He founded the first Swiss course of studies in product design at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich (today ZHdK). He taught for thirty years while also designing products for the industry on a regular basis.
Biographical Notes: de BarrosAug 25, 2020
Geraldo de Barros (Chavantes, 1923 — São Paulo, 1998) was a Brazilian artist and designer who worked with painting, photography, engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design.
Forma S.A.Jul 15, 2020
Legally, the company Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Arte (Forma S.A. Furniture and Art Objects) was registered on 24 January 1956, but its activities had begun since 24 June 1955.
Biographical Notes: Martin EislerMay 14, 2020
Martin Eisler was born in Vienna, in 1913, and graduated in architecture in 1936, where he had contact with Bauhaus professors.
Biographical Notes: Carlo HaunerMay 13, 2020
Carlo Hauner was born in Brescia, Itália, in 1927. He graduated in technical and artistic design at the Academy of Brera, Milan. In 1948, in his early twenties, he participated at the Biennale di Venezia (International Architecture Festival), and migrated to Brazil.
Amauri, the woodmasterMay 8, 2020
"Hands of Restoration" is a three-chapter series, intends to present the artisans responsible for the multiple processes involved in the restoration of modern furniture. The third Chapter presents Amauri, responsible for bringing back the beauty of Brazilian woods; found on most pieces of 1950 and 1960 design production.
Móveis ArtesanalApr 29, 2020
The company Móveis Artesanal was a pioneer in the country in allying with success to a design office with a modern language, and with a serial system of fabrication in innovative commercial spaces. Founded by Carlo Hauner in 1950, who later partnered with Martin Eisler and Ernesto Wolf, Artesanal sold furniture designed by the first two, as well as some pieces created by Ernesto Hauner in other shops.
Paulo, the upholstererApr 22, 2020
"Hands of Restoration" is a three-chapter series, intends to present the artisans responsible for the multiple processes involved in the restoration of modern furniture.
Mocho, the simplicity and elegance of Sergio Rodrigues stoolSep 1, 2019
Sergio Rodrigues (1927-2014), designer and architect from Rio de Janeiro, opened Oca, both a gallery and a store, in 1955, at the heart of Ipanema. Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s was already a great metropolis, the brain and the heart of Brazil. Few things are as Brazilian as the oca, from the Tupi word ‘oká,’ and the Guarani word ‘Oca,’ which is an indigenous house made entirely of natural materials.