friedman benda presents artisanal living room by the campana brothers friedman benda presents artisanal living room by the campana brothers
oct 22, 2015

friedman benda presents artisanal living room by the campana brothers

friedman benda presents artisanal living room by the campana brothers
pirarucu sofa, 2014
pirarucu’s leather, foam and curtains of bamboo covering a steel and wood structure
70 x 170 x 70 cm / 27.56 x 66.93 x 27.56 inches
edition of 8

 

 

on the occasion of SALON: art + design in new york (november 13-16, 2015), friedman benda presents ‘artisanal’, an elaborate living room installation realized by humberto and fernando campana. the collection of furniture pieces marks a new period of creativity for the brazilian designers, which sees them re-imagining the innovative way in which they have explored traditional craft techniques in their creative practice. the ‘pirarucu’ sofa, ‘detonado’ modular book shelf, ‘ofidia’ side table and ‘bolatas’ armchairs and sofas are fully developed with a focus on refined materials and skilled craftsmanship, resulting in imaginative, livable, functional works which surprise.

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pirarucu sofa, 2014
pirarucu’s leather, foam and curtains of bamboo covering a steel and wood structure
70 x 170 x 70 cm / 27.56 x 66.93 x 27.56 inches
edition of 8

 

 

 

curvilinear in form, the ‘pirarucu’ sofa is made with the tanned skins of one of the world’s largest fresh-water fish found in the amazon. the rich and naturally patterned skins are applied to the seating by french artisans, and their textural surfaces are complemented by a vertical bamboo structure that forms the back and sides of ‘pirarucu’.

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detailed of the pirarucu’s textured surface friedman benda campana designboom

‘detonado’ modular bookshelf, 2015
freijó wood structure with transparent nylon weave and a patchwork of reclaimed thonet wicker
200 x 210 x 40 cm / 78.74 x 82.68 x 15.75 inches
photo by fernando lazlo, courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana

 

 

 

creating a dialogue between european and brazilian modernist design, the geometric units of the ‘detonado’ modular bookshelf are constructed with freijó wood frames, finished with patchworks of reclaimed wicker taken from old thonet chairs.
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the ‘detonado’ modular bookshelf feature freijó wood frames, finished with patchworks of reclaimed wicker
photo by fernando lazlo, courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana 

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detail of the shelving unit’s wicker patchwork taken from relcaimed thonet chairs
photo by fernando lazlo, courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana campana brothers friedman benda artisanal designboom_010
‘ofidia’ side table, 2015
cast bronze
43 x 40 x 40 cm / 16.93 x 15.75 x 15.75 inches 
photo by fernando lazlo, courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana

 

‘ofidia’ sees the process of bronze being cast into a slithering serpent that twists itself into a side table, in a primitive but dynamic way.

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‘ofidia’ is defined by serpent-like extrusions
photo by fernando lazlo, courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana campana brothers friedman benda artisanal designboom_012
detail of the ‘ofidia’ side table
photo by fernando lazlo, courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana

 

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‘bolotas’ armchair (brown), 2015
sheep’s wool pillows covering a stainless steel structure with ipê wood
105 x 110 x 85 cm / 41.34 x 43.31 x 33.46 inches
edition of 8
photo by fernando lazlo, courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana

 

 

finally, lush clusters of sheepskin and leather define the ‘bolotas’ armchairs and sofas, all created entirely at the campana studio.

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clusters of sheepskin and leather define the ‘bolotas’ armchairs and sofas
photo by fernando lazlo, courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana campana brothers friedman benda artisanal designboom_003
concept sketch of the ‘bolotas’ armchair
photo by fernando lazlo, courtesy of friedman benda and estudio campana

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