ruy ohtake + hugo frança among swing chair designers for são paulo exhibition
 
ruy ohtake + hugo frança among swing chair designers for são paulo exhibition ruy ohtake + hugo frança among swing chair designers for são paulo exhibition
aug 20, 2016

ruy ohtake + hugo frança among swing chair designers for são paulo exhibition

brazilian creatives including ruy ohtake and hugo frança have presented their designs for swing chairs as part of a new exhibition in sao paulo. the project aims to stimulate memories of childhood, where infants play in parks, squares, and other open environments. the curators claim that swings are a typology of furniture that has been largely forgotten by both manufacturers and professionals. consequently, the exhibition seeks to highlight their design characteristics and an associated sense of fun and adventure.

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‘bodocongó’ by sergio matos

 

 

since 2013, museu da casa brasileira has been working in partnership with BOOMSPDESIGN to promote a series of chairs designed by brazilian designers and architects from different generations. located in the institution’s garden, the exhibition features a retrospective of 11 existing swings alongside the launch of two new designs from ruy ohtake and hugo frança. among others, this cycle of installations also includes: ‘bodocongó’ by sergio matos; ‘trama’, by renata moura; ‘noar’ by carol gay; ‘cocar’ by PAX.ARQ collective; and ‘amor perfeito’, by baraúna joinery.

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‘trama’ by renata moura

 

 

swings are one of the furniture items that I like the most as it awakens many fond memories of my life,’ explains hugo frança. ‘in my childhood, every house had a swing in the backyard, which was used by all people, where they could play, rest or date someone. this is not so common anymore, but I hope that we take up this habit, which invites us to disconnect and bring us closer to nature’.

 

titled ‘projeto balanço’, the display remains open to the public until october 16, 2016. take a look at more of the designs below.

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‘ibira’ by studio tri design

swing chairs sao paulo design weekend
‘noar’ by carol gay

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‘noar’ by carol gay

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‘ajuá’ by rodrigo ambrósio

swing chairs sao paulo design weekend
‘yaraui’ by hugo frança

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‘yaraui’ by hugo frança

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‘amor perfeito’ by marcenaria baraúna

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‘atibaia’ by paulo alves

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‘atibaia’ by paulo alves

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‘cocar’ by PAX.ARQ collective

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‘BC’ by rodrigo ohtake

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‘migramach’ by alander especie

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‘pàndulo’ by ruy ohtake

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