estudio campana delights in brazilian baroque for david gill gallery
 
estudio campana delights in brazilian baroque for david gill gallery estudio campana delights in brazilian baroque for david gill gallery
jun 01, 2015

estudio campana delights in brazilian baroque for david gill gallery

estudio campana delights in brazilian baroque for david gill gallery
all images courtesy of david gill gallery

 

 

 

estudio campana: brazilian baroque
david gill gallery, london
on show until june 6th, 2015

 

fernando and humberto campana delight in the aesthetics of roman classicism, translating the techniques and details used during this period into a contemporary collection of furniture for london’s david gill gallery. ‘brazilian baroque’ — a continued exploration of the brother’s series which first began in 2010 — sees the são paulo duo employing luxurious materials such as marble and gilded bronze. the family of sculptural, but functional pieces express a certain imperfection, a kind of seduction, that relates back to the element of recycling that is signature of estudio campana’s work; thus, referring not only to the mediums used, but also the processes which they have revived and reconfigured, while working alongside roman artisans. the realization of  ‘brazilian barqoue’ sees the campana’s articulating the traditional skills learned into their own style and artistic language.

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fernando & humberto campana
lina armchair, 2014
gilded bronze and mohair wool velvet
H 85 / L 80 / W 78 cm
edition 12 + 2 A.P.
edited by galleria o., roma

 

 

 

we have managed to put the classical and the modern into a situation of communication,’ says fernando campana.

 

the modernity of our work also lies in demonstrating that with the scraps of the past you can construct not only the present but also the future. I believe the freshness of our work lies here, in constructing a new vision,’ adds humberto campana.

 

‘brazilian barque’ is on display at david gill gallery, shown in collaboration with galleria o.

estudio campana brazilian baroque david gill gallery designboom
detail of the bronze gilded frame of the ‘lina’ armchair

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the gilded bronze features motifs from roman classicism

estudio campana brazilian baroque david gill gallery designboom
fernando & humberto campana
lina sofa, 2014
gilded bronze and mohair wool velvet
H 85 / L 200 / W 78 cm
edition 3 + 1 A.P.
edited by galleria o., roma

estudio campana brazilian baroque david gill gallery designboom
front view of the ‘lina’ sofa

estudio campana brazilian baroque david gill gallery designboom
back view of the ‘lina’ sofa

estudio campana brazilian baroque david gill gallery designboom
florals, insects and lizards adorn the sofa’s back bronze shell

estudio campana brazilian baroque david gill gallery designboom
fernando & humberto campana
edward scissorhand coffee table, 2014
gilded bronze and portoro marble
H 57 / D 30 cm
edition 25 + 2 A.P.
edited by galleria o., roma

estudio campana brazilian baroque david gill gallery designboom
fernando & humberto campana
edward scissorhand coffee table, 2014
bronze and calacatta marble
H 57 / D 30 cm
edition 25 + 2 a.p.
edited by galleria o., roma

estudio campana brazilian baroque david gill gallery designboom
fernando & humberto campana
alligator toy sculptural object, 2014
bronze
H 8 / L 44 / W 16 cm
edition 3 + 1 A.P.
edited by galleria o., roma

estudio campana brazilian baroque david gill gallery designboom
fernando & humberto campana
basoli console, 2014
calacatta marble
H 10 / L 120 / W 35 cm // or H 10 / L 150 / W 40 cm
edition 6 + 2 A.P.
edited by galleria o., roma

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side profile of the ‘basoli’ consoles and their layered marble estudio campana brazilian baroque david gill gallery designboom

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