Monthly Archives: September 2013

Made in Brazil: Zanini de Zanine’s First NY Exhibition

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Lifestyle site Made in Brazil announced Zanini de Zanine’s ESPASSO exhibition as a must see for this Fall season.  Check out entire article and images here.

 

Architonic: ESPASSO presents Zanini de Zanine

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International architecture and design website Architonic announces Zanini de Zanine‘s ESPASSO NY solo exhibition.  Read entire post, by Walter Philips, here.

City Modern, NYC

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Co-hosted by Dwell and New York magazine, the second annual CITY MODERN celebrates New York’s incredible modern design and architecture. The week-long festival, helmed by Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron and New York design editor Wendy Goodman, brings together a vital design community—accomplished and emerging designers, students, design enthusiasts, and many others—to share their ideas, creativity, and innovations. Exclusive programming, from September 27 through October 4, will include daily panel discussions, compelling home tours, lively parties and receptions, and much more.  Highlighted in the Manhattan’s residential tours is Architecture in Formation‘s innovative Tribeca Fractal Pad project, featuring modern and contemporary Brazilian furniture from ESPASSO’s collection; such as Jorge Zalszupin‘s Paulistana armchair, and Arthur CasasZumbi chaise.

Interior Design: Brazil’s Zanini de Zanine Debuts Furniture in NY

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Opening this Thursday, September 26th, is the first New York solo exhibition of noted Brazilian furniture designer Zanini de Zanine.  Interior Design’s Jennifer Nalewicki chatted with Zanine and gives a low-down of the exhibition.  Check out entire article and slideshow here.

Zanini de Zanine solo exhibition at ESPASSO NY

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Espasso armchair by Zanini de Zanine

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Balanço Chaise by Zanini de Zanine

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Moeda armchair by Zanini de Zanine

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Especie armchair by Zanini de Zanine

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Zanini de Zanine's atelier in Rio de Janeiro

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ESPASSO is pleased to announce the opening of the first major New York exhibition by noted furniture designer Zanini de Zanine. The show will also feature works by his late father José Zanini Caldas, a seminal name in Brazilian 20th Century design, marking the first time in the US or abroad, furniture by both designers will be exhibited together.

The exhibit will launch two new pieces designed by Zanine, the ESPASSO  Armchair and Escoras candle holder, as the Anil and Tiss chairs will be shown for the first time outside of Brazil.   The exhibit will also feature original works by his father Caldas – pieces sculpted out of solid woods – along with re-editions of his 1950’s iconic industrialized line.

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ESPASSO at London Design Festival

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ESPASSO at 100% Design

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ESPASSO at 100% Design

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ESPASSO at 100% Design

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Asa desk by Arthur Casas

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Dinamarquesa armchair by Jorge Zalszupin

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Paulistano armchair by Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Asturias armchair by Carlos Motta

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Check out images of ESPASSO at 100% Design as part of the London Design Festival 2013.  Iconic Brazilian modern pieces, such as Sergio Rodrigues‘  Mole armchair, Paulistano armchair designed by Pritzker prize laureate Paulo Mendes da Rocha and the Dinamarquesa armchair by Jorge Zalszupin were exhibited amid contemporary classics as Carlos Motta’s Asturias armchair, Claudia Moreira Salles‘  Siri bench, Arthur Casas Asa desk and Isay Weinfeld‘s Toto bar cart.

ESPASSO at London Design Festival

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Rio dining chair by Carlos Motta

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Siri bench by Claudia Moreira Salles

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Toto bar cart by Isay Weinfeld

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JZ tea trolley by Jorge Zalszupin

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Tajá high stool by Sergio Rodrigues

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ESPASSO will be showcasing at 100% Design, during the London Design Festival, a collection of pieces it has become celebrated for since its UK launch in 2012. Exquisite works from the mid-century masters Sergio Rodrigues and Jorge Zalszupin, future classics by contemporary designers Carlos MottaEtel CarmonaArthur CasasClaudia Moreira Salles, and Isay Weinfeld, as well as iconic re-edition pieces by Branco & Preto.

To mark ESPASSO’s first year at 100% Design, the brand will present two new outdoor collections to the UK market: the Tajá Line, by Sergio Rodrigues, and the Rio series, by Carlos Motta.  Carlos Junqueira, founder of ESPASSO, says of the UK launch, “We are very excited to be part of the UK’s largest contemporary interiors show during the London Design Festival prior to our move to Clerkenwell this Autumn.”

Architectural Record: Urca Penthouse by Studio Arthur Casas

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Urca Penthouse by Studio Arthur Casas. Photo by Leonardo Finotti.

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Urca Penthouse by Studio Arthur Casas. Living room with a view to the Corcovado mountain. Photo by Fernando Guerra.

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Urca Penthouse by Studio Arthur Casas. Kitchen and dining area. Photo by Fernando Guerra.

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Urca Penthouse by Studio Arthur Casas. Living room overlooking the Sugar Loaf mountain. photo by Leonardo Finotti

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Urca Penthouse by Studio Arthur Casas. Master bedroom. Photo by Leonardo Finotti.

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Urca Penthouse by Studio Arthur Casas. Upper level outdoor area with sauna, barbecue and Jacuzzi. Photo by Leonardo Finotti.

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Urca Pentahouse by Studio Arthur Casas. Photo Fernando Guerra.

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Urca Pentahouse by Studio Arthur Casas. Photo by Fernando Guerra.

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Tom Hennigan, for Architectural Record, gives a tour of the renovation of a 1960’s Rio de Janeiro penthouse by Studio Arthur Casas.  With an 360˚ view of Rio, many iconic tourist spots can be seen from the penthouse, as Casas explains: ‘In Rio, the landscape comes to you.’

The article touches on the differences between the architecture of  São Paulo and Rio, Casas’ background and the intrinsic relation of the site with its natural environment.  Check out the complete article and slideshow here.

Radar Armchair by Carlos Motta

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Radar armchair by Carlos Motta

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Radar armchair by Carlos Motta

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Radar armchair by Carlos Motta

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Radar armchair by Carlos Motta. Original sketch.

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Radar armchair by Carlos Motta. Original sketch.

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Radar armchair by Carlos Motta

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Radar armchair by Carlos Motta. detail.

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Radar armchair by Carlos Motta. detail.

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Affixed on a four-legged oxidized iron swivel base, Carlos Motta’s swift Radar armchair contours the body with its ergonomic wood-slatted seat and back, hand-crafted from reclaimed native Brazilian Peroba Rosa wood.

Riffing on the utilitarian design of a spinning radar, the stylish and functional Radar armchair has been widely acclaimed in the 3 years since it was first introduced in the US at Motta’s solo exhibition at ESPASSO, NY, in 2010.

The Radar armchair has been included in exhibitions at institutions such as MAM (Museu de Arte Moderna), São Paulo; Museu da Casa Brasileira, São Paulo; Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba; Design Galerie ZEITLOS in Berlin; Museu do Design e da Moda (MUDE) in Lisbon, as well as receiving the Greenvana GreenBest Award in 2011.