cobogo bricks and campana brothers' tables
cobogo bricks and campana brothers'  tables cobogo bricks and campana brothers'  tables
feb 09, 2010

cobogo bricks and campana brothers' tables

cobogo bricks and campana brothers’  tablesbrazilian designers fernando and humberto campana have created the ‘cobogó’ table (first presented at the salone del mobile di milano 2009). the italian gallery plusdesign showed them at object rotterdam.


‘cobogó’, 2009




the ‘cobogó’ is a common ceramic perforated tile used in many brazilian buildings, mainly in the 20th century with the modernist movement in architecture.


‘cobogó’, 2009




the cobogo plays the role of a bricks on a wall, as to allow air circulation and sunlight inside homes, a thermal comfort solution.


shadows of ‘cobogó’ table




like many of campana brothers’ pieces, this is an attempt to subvert its regular usage that transposes it to a completely new environment. the result is a horizontal top for a delicate floating dining table.


detail of ‘cobogó’


detail of ‘cobogó’


detail of ‘cobogó’


cobogó brick




the word itself is an acronym for ‘coimbra’, ‘boeckmann’ and ‘góis’, their creators.  it was patented in 1929.


  • I cant deny their aesthetic brilliance. It might be exploitative, but it is art…

    greenberg says:
  • Very nice. I imagine, though, that this table falls over only once (and, you don’t want to be near it when it does).

    Mushi says:
  • They don’t create any better design, but they use good design elements for good understanding of the world and our values.

    adi says:

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