Concurrent to this year’s Art Basel Miami and Miami Design, the exhibition Em Trânsito will launch never-before-seen, new reissues and one-of-a-kind furniture pieces by some of Brazil’s most celebrated modern and contemporary architects and designers. Organized by Espasso, Wallpaper* magazine and The Shore Club, host venue of Em Trânsito, the exhibition will feature new pieces: such as Carlos Motta‘s standout Pinda armchair, Claudia Moreira Salles‘ sculptural Concreto bench, Etel Carmona‘s Suchus stool and Fernando Mendes‘ Grude armchair, along new re-editions, such as Jorge Zalszupin‘s Anette armchair and Oscar Niemeyer‘s ON desk, and one-of-a-kind pieces as Zanini de Zanine’s impressive Jacaranda bench. Em Trânsito will also celebrate the iconic design of Sergio Rodrigues, launching the last piece he designed, the Benjamin armchair, along the launch of the re-edition of his Moleca armchair, as well as a special limited numbered edition of the first piece he designed, the Mocho stool, 1954, complete with a laser-etched commemorative signature of Rodrigues’. “Em Trânsito will feature truly iconic designers whose influence on contemporary design reaches far beyond Brazil’s boarders. This remarkable exhibit marks the first time Espasso will be showcasing contemporary furniture in Miami and we could not think of a better partner to premiere Em Trânsito than “The Shore Club,” said ESPASSO’s owner and curator Carlos Junqueira. Em Transito will open December 3rd.
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ESPASSO is pleased to announce the opening of A to Z by ISAY WEINFELD, the first US exhibition by the multi-award winning, Brazilian architect and designer. The opening coincides with the American launch of the new monograph Isay Weinfeld, written with Raul A. Barreneche, that surveys a selection of his most recent projects, some of the most visionary and celebrated buildings in Brazil. A to Z will be on view to the public November 13 until December 1, 2013.
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.
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.
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 Motta, Etel Carmona, Arthur Casas, Claudia 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.”
ESPASSO and publishers BEĨ EDITORA are pleased to announce the launch of the new book CLAUDIA MOREIRA SALLES, which celebrates the work of one of Brazil’s leading contemporary furniture and interior designers. The launch coincides with the opening of the first solo exhibition, outside of Brazil, of Claudia’s latest pieces, taking place at ESPASSO. The exhibit opens May 17th and will be on view until June 2nd.
CLAUDIA MOREIRA SALLES is the second book to survey her work and features text by Claudia describing select pieces created between 2005-2013. It also includes a forward and interview with Karen Stein, where Claudia discusses her creative process.
Claudia is recognized as one of the most important Brazilian designers working today. She recently collaborated with the Gagosian Gallery on its inaugural presentation in Brazil, designing a sculptural exhibition and booth that highlighted the gallery’s major works as part of the ArtRio fair. Her designs have also been featured in Brazil’s leading cultural centers including Convívios at Firma Casa, Paralelogramos at the Baró Galeria and the Museu da Casa Brasileira in São Paulo, as well as the Paço Imperial and Casa França Brasil in Rio de Janeiro.
“Claudia Moreira Salles is a true original, whose unique and thoughtful approach to design continues to inspire and influence many people today. ESPASSO is honored to be partnering with BEĨ EDITORA to launch its new book and exhibit Claudia’s latest pieces, so that others can familiarize themselves with the work of Brazil’s leading designers,” said ESPASSO’s owner and curator Carlos Junqueira.
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.
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When: April 4th – 6th; Thursday and Friday: 10am – 6pm; Saturday 12pm – 5pm.
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Opening on April 4th at Casa Electrolux, in São Paulo, is the exhibition Diálogo which will present pieces by master Sergio Rodrigues and Fernando Mendes, Rodrigues’ nephew and long-time collaborator. Curated by Sergio Zobaran e Walton Hoffmann, the exhibition unites never-before-seen pieces, new re-editions and prompts an intergenerational dialogue between modern and contemporary design and production vis-à-vis the legacy shared between Rodrigues and Mendes, evident in the utmost craftsmanship and signature aesthetics of the 12 pieces showcased in the exhibition.
Highlights include Rodrigues’ new Xibô armchair, designed in 2013 as a sister piece to his famed Kilin armchair, the re-edition of the Cuiabá armchair, 1985, and the Fernando armchair, 2012, named as an hommage to Fernando Mendes. Mendes also shows some of his new designs such as the Rê armchair and the Beatriz sideboard, both from 2013, the elegant Ventura armchair, a commissioned piece from 2012, among recognizable pieces from his career like the Santos Dumont and the Aviador armchairs.
All exhibited pieces will soon be launched at ESPASSO, further encompassing the range of both Rodrigues’ and Mendes’ ouvres within the ESPASSO collection.
ESPASSO SERGIO RODRIGUES LA
The West Coast’s first Sergio Rodrigues shop-in-shop, featuring a full range of furniture by the iconic Brazilian designer, featuring an extensive selection of re-editions. The shop marks a return to the West Coast for Sergio Rodrigues after 40 years, having opened Oca
showroom in the late 1960s in Carmel, California.
Public Opening: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Image credit: !960’s magazine ad of Sergio Rodrigues’ Mole armchair