Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Telegraph – Ten Best Cocktail Trolleys

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JZ tea trolley by Jorge Zalszupin.

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Toto bar cart by Isay Weinfeld

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Toto bar cart by Isay Weinfeld

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JZ tea trolley, 1950, by Jorge Zalszupin

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JZ tea trolley, 1950, by Jorge Zalszupin

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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.

O Globo – Isay Weinfeld

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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.

 

Monocle – Youthful Spirit: Sergio Rodrigues at Gero

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Sergio Rodrigues and his wife Vera Beatriz dining at Gero in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Lianne Milton.

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Sergio Rodrigues dining at Gero in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Lianne Milton.

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Sergio Rodrigues dining at Gero in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Lianne Milton.

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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.

Dezeen Magazine – Isay Weinfeld Interview

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Casa Cubo, São Paulo, by Isay Weinfeld.

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360* Building, São Paulo, by Isay Weinfeld.

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Casa Grecia, São Paulo, by Isay Weinfeld

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Fazenda Boa Vista - Centro Equestre, Porto Feliz, Brazil, by Isay Weinfeld

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Hotel Fasano Las Piedras, Punta del Este, Uruguay, by Isay Weinfeld

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360* Building, São Paulo, by Isay Weinfeld

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Sumaré house, São Paulo, by Isay Weinfeld

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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.

Architectural Digest – A Spectacular Ultracustomized New York Apartment

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Wooden bowls by Etel Carmona.

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Rudá bowl by Etel Carmona

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Rudá bowl by Etel Carmona

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Governador bowl by Etel Carmona

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Governador bowl by Etel Carmona

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Wooden home accessories by Etel Carmona

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Made from fallen native Brazilian tree trunks Etel Carmona‘s beautiful one-of-a-kind Governador and Rudá wooden bowls decorate the beautiful kitchen of entrepreneur Michael Hirtenstein’s Manhattan triplex.  Made up of five apartments, Architectural Digest toured the recently completed triplex which was conceived by architectural designer Thomas Juul-Hansen and interior designer Amy Lau.  Check out entire slideshow and article here.

 

The New York Times – Isay Weinfeld at ESPASSO NY

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A to Z by Isay Weinfeld at ESPASSO NY. Photo by Eliseu Cavalcante.

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A to Z by Isay Weinfeld at ESPASSO NY. Photo by Eliseu Cavalcante.

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A to Z by Isay Weinfeld at ESPASSO NY. Photo by Eliseu Cavalcante.

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Stephen Milioti featured  Isay Weinfeld‘s ESPASSO exhibition A to Z on today’s Home & Garden’s section on The New York Times.  On view through December 1st, the exhibit marks 40 years of Isay’s practice and illustrates multifaceted elements beyond his striking architecture.   Along an impactful installation, consisting of a pristinely crafted cradle and a coffin Isay recently designed,  A to Z also launched his second monograph in the US, edited by Editoras BEI, as it premiered 13 short films directed by Isay, that are each set on one of his Brazilian architectural projects.  Read entire article and view slideshow here.

The New York Times – The Rio de Janeiro Home of Alex Lerner by Arthur Casas

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Alex Lerner's Rio de Janeiro home designed by Arthur Casa. Photo by Fernando Guerra.

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Alex Lerner's Rio de Janeiro home designed by Arthur Casa. Photo by Fernando Guerra.

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Alex Lerner's Rio de Janeiro home designed by Arthur Casa. Photo by Fernando Guerra.

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Alex Lerner's Rio de Janeiro home designed by Arthur Casa. Photo by Fernando Guerra.

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Alex Lerner's Rio de Janeiro home designed by Arthur Casa. Photo by Fernando Guerra.

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Alex Lerner at his Rio de Janeiro home designed by Arthur Casas. Photo by Gilvan Barreto.

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Alex Lerner's Rio de Janeiro home designed by Arthur Casa. Photo by Fernando Guerra.

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Alex Lerner's Rio de Janeiro home designed by Arthur Casa. Photo by Fernando Guerra.

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Alex Lerner's Rio de Janeiro home designed by Arthur Casa. Photo by Fernando Guerra.

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Alex Lerner's Rio de Janeiro home designed by Arthur Casa. Photo by Fernando Guerra.

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Alex Lerner's Rio de Janeiro home designed by Arthur Casa. Photo by Fernando Guerra.

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In today’s Great Homes and Destinations section on the New York Times, Elaine Louie spotlights the Rio de Janeiro home of Brazilian television host Alex Lerner designed by Brazilian architect Arthur Casas.  The house, flanked by Rio’s spectacular and iconic landscape, was designed with Lerner’s desire of living the same way he does when in vacation, often in St. Barts, when at home. Check out entire article and slideshow here.

Claudia Moreira Salles Book on MoMA, NY

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Claudia Moreira Salles at MoMA Bookstore, NY.

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Claudia Moreira Salles at MoMA Bookstore, NY.

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Cancan dining table by Claudia Moreira Salles.

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Domino bench by Claudia Moreira Salles.

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Bilhas coffee table by Claudia Moreira Salles.

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Launched during Claudia Moreira Salles‘ ESPASSO NY solo exhibition, earlier in the year, her second monograph is now for purchase at the MoMA, NY Bookstore.  With a forward and interview by Karen Stein, and published by Editoras BEI, the monograph also features text by Claudia describing select pieces created between 2005-2013, such as the Cancan dining table, her beautiful Domino bench and the interactive Bilhas coffee table.

Wallpaper* – A to Z by Isay Weinfeld at ESPASSO NY

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Isay Weinfeld with his cradle, part of the exhibition A to Z at ESPASSO NY.

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A minimalist coffin designed by Isay Weinfeld, part of the exhibition A to Z at ESPASSO NY.

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Detail of Isay Weinfeld's solo exhibition A to Z at ESPASSO NY.

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Wallpaper’s Pei-Ru Keh interviewed Isay Weinfeld, previewing his first US solo exhibition, A to Z, opening tonight at ESPASSO.  In the interview Isay discloses: ‘I decided to think of something that would really represent who I am. This installation is very precise, concise and reveals a lot about me because it’s simple, strong, critical, and has humour – key elements in my life.’  Along the debut of 13 short films Isay directed, the A to Z of the title refers to the two pristinely crafted objects that reveal a profound relation between design and the cycle of life: a cradle and a coffin.  Entire article, slideshow and a peek at the exhibition can be seen here.  A to Z will be on view at ESPASSO NY from November 13th to December 1st.

A to Z by Isay Weinfeld at ESPASSO NY

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ESPASSO is pleased to present an unprecedented and unique exhibition by world-renowned Brazilian architect and designer Isay Weinfeld.  Titled A to Z, the exhibition consists of an installation designed by Weinfeld, featuring two intriguing pieces that challenge notions of furniture design.  The exhibition also includes a film installation which will debut 13 shorts by Weinfeld that will take guests on an atmospheric virtual tour of some of his most visionary and celebrated architectural projects in Brazil.   The exhibition also marks the US launch of a new monograph on Weinfeld’s work, written by Raul A. Barreneche and published by BEI Editoras. A to Z will be sure to leave guests feeling moved and inspired.  A to Z is on view from November 13th to December 1st at ESPASSO NY.