Monthly Archives: April 2013

Feature on Carlos Junqueira and ESPASSO on Hall

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Feature on Carlos Junqueira and ESPASSO. Hall, ed. 34, April 2013.

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Feature on Carlos Junqueira and ESPASSO. Hall, ed. 34, April 2013.

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Feature on Carlos Junqueira and ESPASSO. Hall, ed. 34, April 2013.

Feature on Carlos Junqueira and ESPASSO. Hall, ed. 34, April 2013.

Feature on Carlos Junqueira and ESPASSO. Hall, ed. 34, April 2013.

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Hall, ed. 34, April 2013.

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Carlos Junqueira and ESPASSO were the subject of a 4-page feature on the April issue of Hall – quarterly publication of ABIMAD, the Brazilian Contemporary Home Furnishings Association.

Precious Cargo: Maria Preciosa side table on Luxe Interior + Design

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Etel Carmona's 'Maria Preciosa' side tables featured on Luxe Interiors + Design.

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Etel Carmona‘s elegant Maria Preciosa side tables were featured on this month’s Luxe Interior + Design.

Beautifully handcrafted at Carmona’s esteemed atelier in São Paulo, the Maria Preciosa is available in a variety of FSC-Certified woods, and exquisite marble tops.

A Tribute to Oscar Niemeyer at the United Nations

Video of the tribute to Oscar Niemeyer that took place yesterday at the Assembly Hall at the United Nations Headquarters, NY,  featuring a keynote address given by architecture critic Paul Goldberger;  Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations, Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, and United Nation’s Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon also spoke in memory and celebration of Niemeyer

A Tribute to Oscar Niemeyer at the United Nations

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General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, NY, during Niemeyer's tribute. Photo by Alexander Kushi-Willis.

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Architecture critic Paul Golberger delivering a keynote address in tribute to Oscar Niemeyer at the General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, NY. Photo by Alexander Kushi-Willis.

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General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, NY during Oscar Niemeyer's tribute. Photo by Alexander Kushi-Willis.

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UN's Under-Secretary-General for Communication and Public Information Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, architecture critic Paul Goldberg, UN"s Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President of the United Nations General Assembly Vuk Jeremic and Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti. Photo by Alexander Kushi-Willis.

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Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti and ESPASSO's Carlos Junqueira. Photo by Alexander Kushi-Willis.

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Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations Adriana Telles Ribeiro, ESPASSO's Carlos Junqueira and architecture critic Paul Goldberger checking out one of the reproductions of Oscar Niemeyer's drawings displayed at the Delegate's Entrance Gallery, UN Headquarters, NY. Photo by Alexander Kushi-Willis.

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Founder of In Plus Design Cristiana Mascarenhas, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the UN Adriana Telles Ribeiro, ESPASSO's Carlos Junqueira and Simone Klabin. Photo by Alexander Kushi-Willis.

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Photo by Alexander Kushi-Willis.

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Yesterday at the United Nations Headquarters, NY, a tribute paid hommage to the life and work of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012). At the General Assembly Hall a keynote address was given by architecture critic Paul Goldberger, where Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations, Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, and United Nation’s Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon also spoke in memory and celebration of Niemeyer.  A set of reproductions of Niemeyer’s drawings was displayed at the Delegate’s Entrance Gallery, where a lively reception also took place.

A Tribute to Oscar Niemeyer at the United Nations

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Oscar Niemeyer going over plans for the UN building. New York, 1947.

Oscar Niemeyer. New York, 1947
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This Wednesday, April 24th, The Mission of Brazil to the UN and ESPASSO will hold a tribute in memory of the work and life of Brazilian architect extraoridanaire Ocar Niemeyer (1907 – 2012) at the iconic United Nations Headquarters in NY, designed by Niemeyer and Le Corbusier, completed in 1952.

The event will include a keynote address by architecture critic Paul Goldberger and an exhibition of reproductions of a set of drawings by Oscar Niemeyer – part of the original archives of the Fundação Oscar Niemeyer, currently nominated to be included in the international registry of UNESCO’s M.O.W. (Memories of the World) historical and cultural preservation program.

The event will be broadcasted live at UN Web TV.

The buzz around Sergio Rodrigues and Fernando Mendes’ exhibition ‘Diálogos’

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Sergio Rodrigues and Fernando Mendes conversation on Wish Casa

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Sergio Rodrigues and Fernando Mendes conversation on Wish Casa

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Sergio Rodrigues and Fernando Mendes conversation on Wish Casa

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Sergio Rodrigues and Fernando Mendes conversation on Wish Casa

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Elle feature on 'Diálogos"

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Bamboo magazine feature on 'Diálogos'

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The exhibition Diálogos, on view at Casa Electrolux in São Paulo, opened earlier this month, generating a buzz around the reveal of new pieces and re-editions by Sergio Rodrigues and Fernando Mendes.  Long-time collaborators, family relatives and kindred craftsmen, Diálogos prompts a intergenerational discussion about modern and contemporary Brazilian design and production, as elaborated on the insightful conversation between Rodrigues and Mendes published on this month’s issue of fresh Brazilian periodical Wish Casa. Elle Brazil and Bamboo magazine also featured Diálogos as a marker in the legacy shared by Rodrigues and Mendes.  Diálogos is on view through April 30th.

ESPASSO sale at our new Brooklyn annex, April 4th – April 6th

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ESPASSO Brooklyn annex at DUMBO

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ESPASSO Brooklyn annex at DUMBO

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ESPASSO Brooklyn annex at DUMBO

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ESPASSO Brooklyn annex at DUMBO

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As we make room for new collections, please join us to view select pieces at 40% – 60% off.  Feel free to schedule an appointment or stop by our new Brooklyn annex. Quantities are limited.

Where:
215 Plymouth St. 2nd Floor
DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718.488.1820

When: April 4th – 6th; Thursday and Friday: 10am – 6pm; Saturday 12pm – 5pm.

Inquiries, please call 718.488.1820, 212.219.0017 or email sales@espasso.com

We look forward to seeing you!