Zanini de Zanine opened the doors of his atelier for the current issue of Monocle, revealing his methodology, materials and processes of choice and his intrinsic relation to wood, due to his growing up watching his father, seminal furniture designer and woodworker José Zanine Caldas, bring some of the most seminal pieces in Brazilian design to life.
Janelle Zara interviewed Isay Weinfeld, for Artinfo, at the day of his solo exhibition opening at ESPASSO, NY. Weinfeld talked about the unexpected pieces of the exhibition, his 40-year career and the new iPhone app ‘IW’ to come out in December, which will launch a total of 80 project-based films Weinfeld realized on some of his most visionary and celebrated architectural projects in Brazil. Check out interview and slideshow in its entirety here.
Award-winning architecture photographer Paul Clemence and writer Robert Landon will launch and sign copies of their new book Here/After: Structures in Time during Art Basel Miami Beach / DesignMiami 2013. Continuing his investigation on the (im)permanence and the poetics of the relation between architecture, photography and time, for Here/After Clemence focuses his lens on some of the world’s most iconic buildings by Frank Lloyd, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Mies van der Rohe, Oscar Niemeyer, I.M. Pei, and Jean Nouvel, among others. Clemence’s sensibility captures vignettes of these architectural sites, paying special attention to their patterns and fluidity in which through both sublime and quotidians moments are revealed. “Buildings may be static, but our experience of them never is… They are subject to perpetual flux as the eye (and lens) move through three dimensions.” writes Landon. Book signing and launch on Thursday, December 5th at 6pm,“Inventory04: Time” Exhibit, 93 NE 40th Street in Miami Design District.
In the current issue of Italian design and architecture magazine Interni, Albrecht Bangert interviews Brazilian furniture designer Claudia Moreira Salles about her celebrated career, use of reclaimed and industrial materials, and her poetic approach. Check out full interview and slideshow here.
The third solo exhibition of Brazilian artist Marepe at Anton Kern Gallery opened in Chelsea, NY, last month. The exhibition continues Marepe’s poetic investigation through the formal manipulation of everyday, ready-made objects where bicycles, plastic baskets and wheelbarrows are transfigured into works that reveal romantic narratives and contemporary totems, speculating upon the monumentality of quotidian life. The exhibition is on view through December 14th, for more information visit Anton Kern Gallery.
The December issue of Wallpaper* magazine has dedicated a supplement titled the Best of Brazil – Rising Stars and Key Players. Featured on the spread are Brazilian designers, architects and entrepreneurs that continue to disseminate the legacy and innovation of Brazilian design; including Gisele Schwartsburd, single handedly responsible for bringing the iconic work of Sergio Rodrigues back into production and modernist master Jorge Zalsuzpin alongside Etel and Lissa Carmona, of Etel Interiores – atelier that re-edits Zalszupin’s classic furniture, including his iconic JZ tea trolley also featured on the spread.
Ideal for party season, The Telegraph’s Luxury column has elected the 10 Best Cocktail Trolleys. Included is an icon in Brazilian mid-century design – the JZ tea trolley, designed in 1950 by modernist master Jorge Zalsuzpin, and a contemporary classic – Isay Weinfeld’s playful and functional Toto bar cart, awarded Linha de Móveis – Instituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil prize in 2006 and currently on view at ESPASSO NY, as part of Weinfeld’s solo exhibition. Check out full article here.
Isabel de Luca interviewed Isay Weinfeld in-depth for Brazilian newspaper O Globo, on the opening day of his exhibition at ESPASSO NY. Disclosing some of his passions and the interdisciplinary facets of his 40-year career – with award-winning movies, stage design and participation at the 2002 São Paulo Bienal – Weinfeld reveals his intimate and idiosyncratic approach and a curious nature that enabled the longevity and scope of his work. Isay Weinfeld’s A to Z installation is on view at ESPASSO NY until December 2nd.
Restaurant Gero, in São Paulo and in Rio de Janeiro, is synonymous with Italian fine-dining at its best. Part of the esteemed restaurants and hotels of the Fasano Group, Gero has its menu designed by Rogério Fasano, based on classic Italian recipes, and their interiors designed by Aurélio Martinez Flores. Sergio Rodrigues has provided furniture for many of Fasano Group’s hotels and restaurants and states: “I’m crazy about food. And I love Gero, it’s one of the best restaurants in the city. Whenever I make furniture for a restaurant – like here – I don’t charge, I barter for food.” Monocle recently took Sergio Rodrigues and his wife Vera Beatriz for a meal at Gero, where Rodrigues talked about design and food in his life, “In a restaurant, the patrons and the atmosphere are as important as the food it serves. What makes for a successful restaurant is the scenography – they are theaters”. Check entire article and slideshow here.
Alyn Griffiths interviewed Isay Weinfeld, for Dezeen magazine, about his current NY exhibition at ESPASSO, marking 40 years of his prolific career. Welcoming challenges, variety and new types of projects, Isay reveals a dynamism that keeps his practice fresh and multifaceted as seen in the works at his ESPASSO exhibition: a crib and a coffin; “This idea expresses my wish to design from the beginning of life to the end” says Isay. Check entire interview and slideshow here.