Category Archives: Compasso

CCTV – America’s Now: Latin furniture designer influence growing in New York

CCTV’s Liling Tan visited Espasso’s Tribeca showroom to document the installation and opening of the exhibition Compasso for the network’s program America’s Now.  The feature identifies the importance and somewhat obscurity of Brazilian modernism vis-à-vis the new re-edited works by Brazilian modernist masters Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalszupin, subjects of the exhibition. Liling Tan interviews Espasso’s principal Carlos Junqueira, who describes his mission  is to conserve and promote Brazil’s 20th century design heritage; “Brazil, it’s sort of like closed country in terms of exposure internationally. So, it was a way to show a little bit about…through each piece, our lifestyle, our creativity, our sense of humor”, says Junqueira.  Check out entire article and video here.

O Globo: Nimeyer and Zalszupin in New York

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Brazilian newspaper O Globo announced the opening of Compasso, the exhibition marking the launch of newly re-edited furniture by Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalszupin at ESPASSO NY.  Both masters’ pieces are evident of the unique curves and forms exemplary of Brazilian mid-century design. Check out article here.

Dezeen Magazine: Espasso Launches Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalszupin Furniture Re-editions

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Circa bench by Jorge Zalszupin

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Circa bench, detail, by Jorge Zalszupin

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Alta armchair and ottoman by Oscar Niemeyer

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PO 801 Armchair by Jorge Zalszupin

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Rio rocking chaise by Oscar Niemeyer.

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Rio rocking chaise, detail, by Oscar Niemeyer.

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Brasiliana sofa, back, by Jorge Zalszupin

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Design and architecture blog Dezeen featured the Espasso launch of the new re-edition furniture by Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalszupin, introduced to the public in the exhibition Compasso at the Espasso New York showroom. The featured highlighted such pieces as Niemeyer’s spectacular Rio rocking chaise and his Alta armchair and ottoman, and Zalszupin’s Brasiliana sofa – an homage to Niemeyer’s Brasilia, the 801 armchair Circa bench.  Read article and view slideshow here.

Revista RG: Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalszupin exhibition in New York

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Lifestyle Brazilian magazine RG gave a nod to the ESPASSO exhibition Compasso, that launched in the US new re-edited furniture design by two Brazilian modernist masters: Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalszupin.  Check out article here.

Revista Época: Oscar Niemeyer Pieces Exhibited in New York

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The exhibition Compasso, launching newly reissued furniture pieces by Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalszupin, was featured this week on Bruno Astuto’s column on Brazilian magazine Época.  On view through June 3rd at the NY ESPASSO showroom, the exhibited pieces have been added to the collection of, available in the US exclusively through, ESPASSO.  Check out article here.

Compasso Opening at ESPASSO NY – The Reveal of Niemeyer’s and Zalszupin’s New Reissues

Rio Chaise - Oscar Niemeyer

Rio chaise by Oscar Niemeyer. Photo: Eliseu Cavalcante.

Romana coffee table, Ina armchair, Petalas side table and JZ tea trolley by Jorge Zalszupin

Romana coffee table, Ina armchair, Petalas side table and JZ tea trolley by Jorge Zalszupin. Photo: Eliseu Cavalcante.

Senior armchair and Componivel sideboard by Jorge Zalszupin

Senior armchair and Componivel sideboard by Jorge Zalszupin. Photo: Eliseu Cavalcante.

Componivel sideboard and JZ side table by Jorge Zalszupin

Componivel sideboard and JZ side table by Jorge Zalszupin. Photo: Eliseu Cavalcante.

Alta ottoman by Oscar Niemeyer

Alta ottoman by Oscar Niemeyer. Photo: Eliseu Cavalcante.

Veronica armchair and JZ Buffet by Jorge Zalzsupin by Jorge Zalszupin

Veronica armchair and JZ Buffet by Jorge Zalzsupin by Jorge Zalszupin. Photo: Eliseu Cavalcante.

JZ tea trolley by Jorge Zalzsupin

JZ tea trolley by Jorge Zalzsupin. Photo: Eliseu Cavalcante.

Downtown Driftwood home scent by Natura

Downtown Driftwood home scent by Natura. Photo: Eliseu Cavalcante.

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Downtown Driftwood home scent by Natura 2. Photo: Eliseu Cavalcante.

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Compasso opening at Espasso. Photos by Katerina Irlin.

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Book signing at Compasso exhibition at ESPASSO NY. Photos by Katerina Irlin.

Eduardo Constantini

Eduardo Constantini and Delfina Braun. Photos by Katerina Irlin.

Etel Carmona and Gaspar Saldanha

Etel Carmona and Gaspar Saldanha. Photos by Katerina Irlin.

Etel Carmona

Etel Carmona. Photos by Katerina Irlin.

Fernando Fisbein

Fernando Fisbein. Photos by Katerina Irlin.

Germano Penalva and Gaspar Saldanha

Germano Penalva and Gaspar Saldanha. Photos by Katerina Irlin.

Liling Tan of CCTV interviewing Carlos Ricardo Niemeyer

Liling Tan of CCTV interviewing Carlos Ricardo Niemeyer. Photos by Katerina Irlin.

Maria Cecilia Loschaivo dos Santos

Maria Cecilia Loschaivo dos Santos signing copies of her new launched book Jorge Zalszupin: Design Moderno no Brasil. Photos by Katerina Irlin.

Stephen Milioti and Lissa Carmona

Stephen Milioti and Lissa Carmona. Photos by Katerina Irlin.

Veronica Zalszupin, Carlos Ricardo Niemeyer

Veronica Zalszupin, Carlos Ricardo Niemeyer and Veronica Latham. Photos by Katerina Irlin.

Meme T., Carlos Junqueira, Lissa Carmona and Carlos Ricardo Niemeyer photo_Fernanda Lenz

Meme T., Carlos Junqueira, Lissa Carmona and Carlos Ricardo Niemeyer. Photo: Fernanda Lenz

Carlos Junqueira, Maria Cecilia Loschiavo, Maria Garcia Otero photo_Fernanda Lenz

Carlos Junqueira, Maria Cecilia Loschiavo, Maria Garcia Otero. Photo: Fernanda Lenz

Gaspar Sladanha and Etel Carmona photo_Fernanda Lenz

Gaspar Sladanha and Etel Carmona. Photo: Fernanda Lenz

Arthur Casas and Meme T. photo_Fernanda Lenz

Arthur Casas and Meme T. Photo: Fernanda Lenz

Stephen Milioti, Arthur Casas and Carlos Junqueira photo_Fernanda Lenz

Stephen Milioti, Arthur Casas and Carlos Junqueira. Photo: Fernanda Lenz

Fernando Fisbein photo_Fernanda Lenz

Fernando Fisbein. Photo: Fernanda Lenz

Maria Cecilia Loschiavo book signing. Photo: Fernanda Lenz
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Maria Cecilia Loschiavo book signing. Photo: Fernanda Lenz

Lissa Carmona and Maria Cecilia Loschiavo photo_Fernanda Lenz

Lissa Carmona and Maria Cecilia Loschiavo. Photo: Fernanda Lenz

Stephen Milioti and Maria Cecilia Loschiavo photo_Fernanda Lenz

Stephen Milioti and Maria Cecilia Loschiavo. Photo: Fernanda Lenz

Caio Reisewitz and Terry Berkowitz photo_Fernanda Lenz Lenz

Caio Reisewitz and Terry Berkowitz. Photo: Fernanda Lenz Lenz

Olimpia Zalszupin, Patricia Lobaccaro and  Nessia Pope

Olimpia Zalszupin, Patricia Lobaccaro and Nessia Pope. Photo: Fernanda Lenz

Veronica and Matthew Latham, and Carlos Ricardo Niemeyer photo_Fernanda Lenz

Veronica and Matthew Latham, and Carlos Ricardo Niemeyer. Photo: Fernanda Lenz

West Chin and Kristen photo_Fernanda Lenz

West Chin and Kristen Furman. Photo: Fernanda Lenz

Carlos Junqueira, Cristiana Mascarenhas Carlos Ricardo Niemeyer and Lissa Carmona photo_Fernanda Lenz

Carlos Junqueira, Cristiana Mascarenhas, Carlos Ricardo Niemeyer and Lissa Carmona. Photo: Fernanda Lenz

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Delfina Braun, Roger Schmid, Carlos Junqueira and Stephen Milioti photo_Fernanda Lenz

Delfina Braun, Roger Schmid, Carlos Junqueira and Stephen Milioti. photo: Fernanda Lenz

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This past Tuesday ESPASSO hosted an effervescent vernissage to launch the newly re-edited furniture pieces from two Brazilian modernist design and architecture masters: Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalszupin.   The exhibition titled Compasso also saw the launch of a monograph, the first comprehensive publication on the career and works of Zalszupin, written by professor and scholar Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, who signed copies of the book during the opening. In attendance were also Niemeyer’s great-grandson Carlos Ricardo Niemeyer, Zalszupin’s daughter and grand-daughter Veronica and Olimpia Zalsuzpin and the fashionable mother-daughter duo Etel and Lissa Carmona, principals of Etel Interiores, the highy-esteemed São Paulo-based ateliers responsible for the reissues of both exhibited lines.  Compasso will be on view through June 3rd, and was made possible in partnership between ESPASSO and Etel Interiores, Fundação Oscar Niemeyer, In Plus Interior Design and Natura, Brazil’s number 1 cosmetics manufacturer, who developed the home scent Downtown Driftwood especially for the occasion.

 

Wallpaper*: Espasso celebrates long-lost furniture designs by Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalszupin

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Alta armchair - Oscar Niemeyer

Alta armchair by Oscar Niemeyer

JZ tea trolley and Adriana armchair - Jorge Zalszupin

JZ tea trolley and Adriana armchair by Jorge Zalszupin

Ina armchair and petalas sidetable w Paulistana armchair detail - Jorge Zalszupin

Ina armchair, Petalas side table and Paulistana armchair detail by Jorge Zalszupin

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Pei-Ru Keh of Wallpaper announced the opening of the exhibition Compasso, at the ESPASSO NY showroom, launching the newly reissued furniture pieces by Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalsuzpin.  Check out article and slideshow here.

 

The New York Times – All Angles and Curves: New Furniture Re-edition by Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalszupin

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Detail of Rio chaise by Oscar Niemeyer

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Detail of Rio chaise by Oscar Niemeyer

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Rio chaise by Oscar Niemeyer

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Original skectch of Rio chaise by Oscar Niemeyer

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Oscar Niemeyer seated at his Rio chaise

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Stephen Milioti announced the much anticipated ESPASSO launch of new furniture re-editions signed by Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalsuzpin, on today’s Currents section of the New York Times.  To celebrate the launch, ESPASSO will be opening the exhibition Compasso, on May 14th, introducing for the first time in the US pieces by the two masters who were integral in forming a Brazilian modernist identity. Included within the 20+ pieces to be launched and exhibited is Niemeyer’s spectacular Rio rocking chaise, made from lacquered wood and caning, whose curvilinear lines is a wonder to marvel, and exemplary of Niemeyer’s lyrical forms.  “It is not the right angle that attracts me. Nor the straight line. Rigid. Inflexible. Man made. What attracts me is the free and sensuous line. The curves I see in my country’s mountains.  In the sinuous course of its rivers.  In the clouds.  In the body of my beloved woman. The universe is made of curves. The curved universe of Einstein.” – Oscar Niemeyer.  More info on the Compasso exhibition here.