brazil influence meets brazil style part 1
 
brazil influence meets brazil style   part 1
mar 12, 2009

brazil influence meets brazil style part 1

‘brazil influence meets brazil style’ (photo by brice vandermeeren for pierre bergé et associés)

brazil influence meets brazil style gallery pierre bergé et associés, brussels, belgium march 5 – april 20, 2009

brazillian design has had a long history that continues today. the country’s furniture combines european and native influences to create a unique style that represents its unique locality. this exhibition at pierre bergé et associés in brussels presents work by some of the modern masters of brazilian design such as sergio rogriguez, jorge zalszupin and carlo hauner. these designers combined indigenous materials such as wood, leather and cane together with a respect for the environment to create an expression of the country’s national identity.

however more than just a retrospective, pierre bergé et associés attempt to link vintage brazil design with the work of the dutch studio makkink & bey. stylistically the work of the studio is very different from that of the brazilians, however the two do share a similar spirit in design. for the exhibit, the gallery asked the studio to interpret five pieces of classic brazilian design of their choosing. the designers began with a desire to confront the contemporary reality of the tropical forest that inspired their predecessors. their interpretations combine the signature materials, mainly wood, into a new language that ironically uses american wood to represent conservation efforts in brazil. furthermore, the pieces also juxtapose formal references to the favelas of brazil with more polished materials such as leather.

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brazil influence meets brazil style   part 1‘brazil influence meets brazil style’ (photo by brice vandermeeren for pierre bergé et associés)

brazil influence meets brazil style   part 1l: ‘kilin’ chair by sergio rodriguez (rosewood and leather) r: ‘ballerina’ by studio makkink & bey, 2008 (american walnut, calf skin and leather)

brazil influence meets brazil style   part 1l: ‘movels’ rocking chair, 1942 (imbuia wood) r: ‘rocking favela’ by studio makkink & bey, 2008 (american walnut, calf skin and leather)

brazil influence meets brazil style   part 1‘brazil influence meets brazil style’ (photo by brice vandermeeren for pierre bergé et associés)

brazil influence meets brazil style   part 1l: ‘movels’ chair, 1942 (imbuia wood) r: ‘fan’ by studio makkink & bey, 2008 (ash, calf skin and leather)

brazil influence meets brazil style   part 1l: rosewood and leather chair 1962 r: ‘king’ by studio makkink & bey, 2008 (american walnut, calf skin and leather)

brazil influence meets brazil style   part 1‘brazil influence meets brazil style’ (photo by brice vandermeeren for pierre bergé et associés)

brazil influence meets brazil style   part 1couch by munis & alexandre zilberberg, 1970 (rosewood, marble and leather)

brazil influence meets brazil style   part 1‘fence’ by studio makkink & bey, 2008 (ash, calf skin and leather)

  • This sucks. They destroyed the whole original idea, which was to offer the maximum comfort with strengthened durability by using the least possible material.

    John Smith says:
  • The Dutch really did a poor job, the rosewood and leather chair 1963 is amazing

    Ben says:
  • I am from Brazil and appaled they did this to such amazing pieces of design.

    Vinicius Lima says:
  • they think that in brazil there is only “favelas” and indians…

    pablo says:
  • amazing work of copying something that is really horrible! The old chairs are very beautiful, really bad to put them next to these mount of garbage with nails…

    João Mermolia says:
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    unmistakably the dutch touch, not a clever idea, would work with out the comparison

    twenty one twenty says:

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