Monthly Archives: July 2012

Livraria da Vila by Isay Weinfeld

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Livraria da Vila, Alameda Lorena, São Paulo. Project by Isay Weinfeld Arquitecto. Photo by ESPASSO.

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Livraria da Vila, Alameda Lorena, São Paulo. Project by Isay Weinfeld Arquitecto. Photo by ESPASSO.

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Livraria da Vila, Alameda Lorena, São Paulo. Project by Isay Weinfeld Arquitecto. Photo by ESPASSO.

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Livraria da Vila, Alameda Lorena, São Paulo. Project by Isay Weinfeld Arquitecto. Photo by ESPASSO.

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Livraria da Vila, Alameda Lorena, São Paulo. Project by Isay Weinfeld Arquitecto. Photo by ESPASSO.

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Livraria da Vila, Alameda Lorena, São Paulo. Project by Isay Weinfeld Arquitecto. Photo by ESPASSO.

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Livraria da Vila, Alameda Lorena, São Paulo. Project by Isay Weinfeld Arquitecto. Courtesy of Isay Weinfeld Arquitecto.

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Plant for the pivoting shelves/doors façade. Courtesy of Isay Weinfeld Arquitecto.

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Completed in 2007, the Livraria da Vila, at Alameda Lorena, is an ingenious project by Isay Weinfeld that reimagined the original site, a narrow two-story house, into a functional three-story bookstore.  Located in the trendy Jardins neighborhood, São Paulo, the project features a façade made of revolving bookcases that double as doors, and aperture cut outs on each floor that serve as bookshelves.  The project received the 2008 Yellow Pencil Award – Environmental Design – Retail & Services – D&AD, London, UK, the 2008 SPARK! Award in San Francisco, US and an honorable mention at the 2008 World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, Spain.

Wallpaper – July 2012

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Wallpaper’s July issue showcased the rooftop restaurant and bar La Piscine, at the Hotel Americano in Chelsea, NY.  Decorated with ESPASSO’s furniture, La Piscine features Claudia Moreira SallesLargo sofa and armchair and Sergio RodriguesMocho stool.

Fort Street Studio at ESPASSO NY

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'Bracket' carpet by Fort Street Studio, with 'Petalas' coffee table by Jorge Zlaszupin and 'Sabre', 'Pará', 'Taguaíba' and 'CM7' armchairs by Carlos Motta. Photo by Eliseu Cavalcante.

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'Asa' desk by Arthur Casas and photograph by Layla Motta. Photo by Eliseu Cavalcante.

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Layla Motta

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We have just received a beautiful and luxurious hand knotted wild silk carpet from our good friends at Fort Street Studio. Named the ‘Bracket’, the carpet  perfectly frames and complements Jorge Zalszupin‘s classic Petalas coffee table, and a selection of Carlos Motta’s armchairs.

Also new in the ESPASSO NY showroom is a moody photographic print by Brazilian photographer Layla Motta, seen here above Arthur Casas‘ sharp ‘Asa‘ desk.