• Ana Luiza Daltro

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    Three years ago, Portuguese architect Joana Astolfi walked into the Hermès store in Lisbon’s charming and historic Chiado neighborhood to offer her services. She wanted to create window displays for the centennial French luxury brand. Fortunately, the shop manager told her that they were in the process of looking for...

    In 2015, artist and product designer Isaac Monté collaborated with Toby Kiers, a professor of evolutionary biology at Amsterdam’s Free University, to develop The Art of Deception, a video intended to create awareness of organ transplantation. His radical artistic manipulations of human organs earned him the Bio Art and...

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    On June 18, 1908 the Kasato Maru arrived in the Brazilian port of Santos. On board were the 781 Japanese passengers who would become the very first immigrants from that Asian country to settle in distant Brazil. Almost 110 years later, this country hosts the biggest Japanese community outside Japan, with 1,1 million...

    Born in the seaside town of Oeiras near Portugal’s capital Lisbon, 30-year-old designer Gonçalo Campos has acquired international recognition. Gonçalo tells ArchiExpo e-Magazine about his story: In 2008 he was invited to participate in the exclusive group of young designers at Benetton’s design think tank, Fabrica, in...

    Slightly French and very Brazilian” is how premium furniture and household accessory brand Cremme defines itself on its website. The firm was founded in São Paolo in 2013 by two young French entrepreneurs, Hadrien Lelong and Pierre Colnet. Cremme products are available in-store and on the internet, and are inspired...

    Environmentally friendly furniture and traditional handmade craftwork—all with an obvious Brazilian identity—made the inauguration of the High Design Home & Office Expo an instant success.   Among the more than a hundred individual events incorporated in the fifth Design Weekend in São Paulo between August 10 and 14, a...

    The ForMóbile exhibition for suppliers of the Brazilian furniture industry took place in São Paulo at the end of July. The highlights were: Acrylic Day: A series of lectures about acrylic demonstrated the properties of acrylic sheets, bonding techniques and how furniture can be made more varied and desirable when...

    Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1978, Brazilian designer Zanini de Zanine grew up in a household in which names like Oscar Niemeyer, Lúcio Costa and Sergio Rodrigues were frequent guests. These childhood encounters, combined with the influences of his father, José Zanine Caldas—a world-famous landscape designer, model...

    At the end of 2015, Instituto Inhotim opened its 19th permanent gallery, which is dedicated to the work of photographer Claudia Andujar, born in Switzerland and based in Brazil since the 1950s. Sponsored by Spanish bank Santander, the 1,600-square-meter pavilion is divided into four independent blocks, and will be the...

    In the heart of Brazil’s city of wine–and the country’s largest furniture production center–, Bento Gonçalves held its biannual B2B home exhibition Movelsul March 14-18, 2016. The central highlight: 26 prize-winning products from the most important Latin American competition Prêmio Salão Design 2016 exhibited at...

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