“We are thrilled to be able to give the Designer of the Year Award to the Campana brothers, who have made such a significant contribution to contemporary mass manufactured as well as limited edition design,” Ambra Medda, Design Miami/ Director comments.
“Their joyful and exuberant work incorporates discarded and repurposed objects, numerous references to culture both sophisticated and street, and a loving yet frank social commentary on their native Brazil. They have opened the door for a new generation of designers by creating a language that questions received ideas about Modernism and design.”
In keeping with Design Miami/ tradition, the Campana brothers will create an installation designed exclusively for the December show to be presented within the central courtyard of the fair’s new temporary structure designed by New York architects Aranda/Lasch.
Top to below: Vermelha Chair. Designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana in 1993. Produced by Edra since 1998. Image courtesy of Edra.
Favela Teak Chair. Designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana. Produced by Edra since 2006. Image courtesy of Edra.
TransPlastic Collection. Designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana. Produced by Estúdio Campana 2006/2007. Picture taken by Fernando Laszlo.
Corallo Chair. Designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana 2004. Produced by Edra. Photo by Edra.
Design Miami 2008
3/4/5/6/ December 2008
NE 39th Street & 1st Court