Campana Brothers: Wood at Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden

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Brazilian design duo extraordinaire the Campana Brothers will open the site-specific room installation, Wood, at Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden, on November 2nd.  Inspired by nature and composed of straw and wood, Wood marks the first exhibition of the Campanas in Sweden, which will extend to a program of workshops and lectures during the run of the exhibition.  “We have moved into the nature and the message is to let nature take back its rightful place among the people,” says Humberto Campana. Check here for more info.

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Traipsing Tribeca

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This Thursday October 30th, a few TriBeCa design showrooms will be open after business hours, offering drinks and showing off their unique collections.  Along ESPASSO NY, rug company Carini Lang and Chinese antique shop Abhaya will stay open til 8:30pm, all within a five-block radius from each other.

 

Ernesto Neto, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany

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Contemporary Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto will open the exhibition Haux Haux of his celebrated work at the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany, on October 26th.  Known for creating installations that render imaginary environments that confound viscerality, architecture, scale and notions of interior/exterior, the exhibition will present interactive installations and sculptures from Neto’s oeuvre and will also debut a video realized especially for the exhibition. Check here for more info.

 

 

GQ Brasil: Five Projects That Will Change São Paulo

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Oito building, São Paulo, by Isay Weinfeld

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Forma Itaim, São Paulo, project by Spanish architect Fermín Vázquez

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Edifício Único, São Paulo by Arthur Casas

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Árbol, São Paulo, by Portuguese architect Carvalho Araújo.

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Vitra building, São Paulo, by Daniel Libeskind

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The latest edition of GQ Brasil highlighted 5 projects in São Paulo that are helping re-define the capital’s residential architecture.  GQ’s selections range from intimate and reclusive projects to flashy skyscrapers: while Isay Weinfeld‘s elegant Oito re-imagines the traditions of São Paulo luxury-apartment living in the eight large units hidden behind its minimal metal and austere façade, Spanish architect Fermín Vázquez’ Forma Itaim building houses a much larger number of apartments in a setting resemblant of a luxury hotel, with a colorful façade bound to animate the neighborhood’s somber skyline.  Other spotlighted projects include Arthur Casas‘ understated and ultra-comfortable Edifício Único, featuring a beautiful louvered façade, and the Vitra building projected by Daniel Libeskind, listed among the 10 best residential buildings to live in the world on American financial and lifestyle magazine Worth. Check entire article here.

New Arrival: Java Armchair by Carlos Motta

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Java armchair by Carlos Motta

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Java armchair by Carlos Motta

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Java armchair by Carlos Motta

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ESPASSO New York has just received a brand new piece by Brazilian designer and architect Carlos Motta. The ultra-comfortable Java armchair is made from reclaimed Peroba Rosa wood molded laminates, wrought iron and leather upholstery complete with brass nails.  Combining a rustic and clean design, the Java is representative of Motta’s progression in his sophisticated and laid-back attitude.

Quinta da Baronesa House by Studio Arthur Casas

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Quinta da Baronesa House, Bragança Paulista, São Paulo, by Studio Arthur Casas. Photo by Leonardo Finotti.

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Quinta da Baronesa House, Bragança Paulista, São Paulo, by Studio Arthur Casas. Photo by Leonardo Finotti.

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Quinta da Baronesa House, Bragança Paulista, São Paulo, by Studio Arthur Casas. Photo by Leonardo Finotti.

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Quinta da Baronesa House, Bragança Paulista, São Paulo, by Studio Arthur Casas. Photo by Leonardo Finotti.

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Quinta da Baronesa House, Bragança Paulista, São Paulo, by Studio Arthur Casas. Photo by Leonardo Finotti.

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Quinta da Baronesa House, Bragança Paulista, São Paulo, by Studio Arthur Casas. Photo by Leonardo Finotti.

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Located in Bragança Paulista, town 55 miles inland from São Paulo, the Quinta da Baronesa House, projected by Studio Arthur Casas, was completed in 2012 and seamlessly integrates outdoor and indoor in an airy and ample project that makes use of reclaimed woods and bricks as some of its main materials. “My intention was to have the house unnoticed from street perspective, therefore the rugged topography of the land was important.” reveals Casas. Check out more of the house here.

HGTV Celebrates Sergio Rodrigues

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Sergio Rodrigues at his Rio de Janeiro atelier in 2012. Documented by The Selby.

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Sergio Rodrigues' Rio de Janeiro atelier in 2012. Documented by The Selby.

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Sergio Rodrigues at his Rio de Janeiro atelier in 2012. Documented by The Selby.

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Sergio Rodrigues at his Rio de Janeiro atelier in 2012. Documented by The Selby.

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Original sketches by Sergio Rodrigues. Documented by The Selby.

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Sergio Rodrigues at his Rio de Janeiro atelier in 2012. Documented by The Selby.

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HGTV Decor paid homage to Sergio Rodrigues, pointing at their favorite Rodrigues’ pieces – the Chifruda and Mole armchairs and Mocho stool – and sharing the amazing photoshoot of Rodrigues working at his Rio de Janeiro atelier, documented by The Selby in 2012. Check out entire article and slideshow here.

Ace Hotel Los Angeles

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Ace Hotel Los Angeles rooftop terrace, featuring Carlos Motta's Timbó dining chair

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Ace Hotel Los Angeles rooftop terrace, featuring Carlos Motta's Timbó dining chair

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The renovated United Artists’ marquis theatre, adjacent to the hotel.

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The renovated United Artists’ marquis theatre, adjacent to the hotel.

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Located at the classic United Artists theater in the Downtown Los Angeles Historical Row on Broadway, is the Ace Hotel Los Angeles, designed by Angeleno design firm Commune. As the project retains most aspects of the original 1927 architecture, the impressive original entrance, foyer and magnificent adjacent theater, co-mingle with modern and contemporary designs.   Casual and lively, the hotel’s rooftop terrace includes a pool and view of downtown Los Angeles, boasting an eclectic mix of furniture and decor, including a set of Carlos Motta‘s outdoor Timbó dining chairs, at the poolside dining table.

ESPASSO London Moves Showroom

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ESPASSO London Showroom. Cantu dining chair by Sergio Rodrigues, Rudá and Paxiuba wooden vases by Etel Carmona and Aviador armchair by Fernando Mendes.

ESPASSO London Showroom. Astania dining chairs by Etel Carmona and Rio dining chair by Carlos Motta.
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ESPASSO London Showroom. Dinamarquesa armchair by Jorge Zalszupin, Aranha coffee table by Branco & Preto and Mole armchair by Sergio Rodrigues.

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ESPASSO London Showroom. Dinamarquesa armchair by Jorge Zalszupin

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ESPASSO London Showroom. Paulistano armchair by Paulo Mendes da Rocha.

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We are happy to announce ESPASSO has moved to a new London showroom! Stop by and check out our new location and some exciting new pieces starting on October 13th. ESPASSO London: 3 Netil Lane, Netil House, 1A Westgate Street, London, E8 3RL.

Wallpaper* Pop-Up London Apartment

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JZ tea trolley by Jorge Zalszupin.

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JZ tea trolley by Jorge Zalszupin.

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Cadogan Estates has collaborated with Wallpaper* to create a stunning pop-up apartment in the newly renovated 155 Sloane Street building to showcase the ultimate in modern, stylish London living. The apartment will be open to the public on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October, by appointment only, and will include a selection of international contemporary and modern furniture, curated by Wallpaper’s editors, including Jorge Zalszupin‘s JZ tea trolley originally designed in 1959. Tony Chambers, Wallpaper* editor-in-chief, comments, “This project has permitted our talented editors and stylists to express their unique vision and style, normally seen in print, in a real-life setting, right in the heart of London. The end result is an apartment which will surprise, inspire and influence – and do justice to this beautiful Victorian building.”