summer workshops by campana brothers
jul 09, 2008
summer workshops by campana brothers


humberto and fernando campana – portrait © designboom

 

 

what would the world be if everything was pretty? boring according to the campana brothers.
their style promotes ugliness. at a workshop held at politecnica di design milan, sponsored by 3M
the campana brothers discussed a short history of design in brazil and how they developed
their style. first discovered by massimo morozzi for their rope chair, they have since developed
pieces for brands such as alessi, edra and cappellini. the brothers prefer to work with their hands
using techniques common to villages of brazil.

 

 

we asked humberto campana what the theme of the workshop was

 

 

as part of the workshop participants were given products produced by 3M; sponges, sticky tape and steel
wool to create their designs – here are some of the projects after 4 days of experimenting alongside
fernando and humberto campana.

 

 


portable housing constructed by using a wire screen as a mould wrapped in sticky tape

 



experimenting with moulds using sticky tape
 
 


lampshades and necklaces made from sticky tape and rubber pads

 

 


experiment with rubber pads

 

 

a sandal made from foam tape
 
 
 

a vase made from sponges
 
 


a test using sponges that will be eventually used to create the chair below

 

 



we asked marcella foschi (designer of the popular cassette wallets) why she decided to participate in the workshop.

 



a screen made from post it notes
 
 

the deep design summer schools will run until the end of july. the remaining workshops
will be held by matali crasset and marti guixé.

more info
the scuola politecnica di design: http://www.summercourses.it

 

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