• Posts Tagged ‘Brazil’

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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...

    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...

    Brazilian firm Masisa, one of the global leaders in MDF and MDP manufacturing, presented its latest patterns during the furniture fair ForMóbile. Renowned Brazilian architect Marcelo Rosenbaum [featured image, to the right] collaborated with Fetiche studio [featured image, to the left] to create a line of furniture...

    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...

    Regarded as a leading authority in Brazil, Yopanan Rebello has written numerous books on structural engineering during more than 40 years in the field. In 1992 he opened São Paulo’s YCON Engenharia studio, where he serves as technical director and teaches a variety of engineering and construction courses. Rebello...

    What started as a simple request from a son for the reconstruction of his mother’s house in the east of São Paulo, Brazil, turned out to be one of the most celebrated architectural designs this year. The house, called Vila Matilde, has been the haven of Dona Dalva Borges Ramos, who at 74 is one of the oldest residents...

    In competition with 76 other design agencies, São Paulo-based studio Chelles & Hayashi won the task of designing the relay torch to be used during the Olympic Games. They responded to the responsibility of representing national identity through design by creating a torch that exemplifies Brazil’s diversity. The torch...

    This year’s Olympic Games, held in Rio de Janeiro, were staged in a venue that mimicked the gorgeous valleys along Brazil’s coastlines. Designed by AECOM, the park was situated on a triangular, lagoon-side peninsula in the city’s Barra da Tijuca district. Of the 15 stadiums arranged among winding pathways, three were...

    Oscar Niemeyer’s futuristic concrete swoops and curves set a distinct mood back in the ’50s, when, in 1956, the president moved from Rio de Janeiro, founded by colonial rulers, to the new capital, Brasilia. With around 600 buildings completed by the time he died in 2012 at age 104, the country is renowned for its...

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