Espasso Annex, the latest venture from Espasso founder Carlos Junqueira, is a gallery dedicated to showcasing vintage and limited edition Brazilian furniture. In addition, the Annex has forged a collaboration with Sao Paulo’s Luciana Brito Galeria – one of the leading art galleries in Brazil. As part of Luciana Brito’s New York Project, three curated exhibitions will be presented throughout the next twelve months.
Espasso Annex was created as a compliment to nearby Espasso, to meet the growing demand of its customers for vintage and rare furniture by its roster of acclaimed Brazilian designers. The new location will allow the original Espasso, and its locations in Los Angeles, Miami and London, to expand upon its exclusive collection of contemporary designers, including re-edition furniture and accessories.
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art has officially accepted the “Prisma” stool by Brazilian designer Zanini de Zanine. The piece, gifted to the museum by Espasso, is now part of the PMA’s modern furniture permanent collection.
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Design Miami has established itself as one of the main design events in the world, growing each year as a center for the best from the world’s design galleries and designers and also attracting a plethora of brands, installations and collateral fairs. Wallpaper* magazine has rounded up this year’s must see events, including the presentation Em Trânsito organized by ESPASSO, which will open on December 3rd at The Shore Club. Em Trânsito will exhibit, for the first time outside of Brazil, new mid-century reissues, special limited editions and one-of-a-kind pieces by some of the most important contemporary and modern architects and designers from Brazil. Em Trânsito also pays homage to design master Sergio Rodrigues, who passed away last October at the age of 86, by launching a special 60-year anniversary edition of his Mocho stool (the first piece Rodrigues designed in 1954) along another special edition of the last piece he designed, the Benjamin armchair. Read Wallpaper’s complete picks here.
ESPASSO is pleased to be part of Spring Masters NY 2014, taking place from April 30th to May 4th at the Park Avenue Armory. Exhibited at the ESPASSO booth are a selection of vintage mid-century designs and one-of-a-kind contemporary pieces. Highlights include an original Mole sofa by Sergio Rodrigues, a pair of 1960’s armchairs by Martin Eisler and a vintage Joaquim Tenreiro coffee table. Contemporary selections include the striking Foguete floor lamp by Carlos Motta and the Almofadas stools by Zanini de Zanine, shown alongside original photographs by seminal modernist Waldemar Cordeiro and a drawing by Nicolau Vergueiro. Formerly known as The Spring Show NYC, Spring Masters NY has been re-envisioned as an international art and design fair that reflects the breadth and scope of artistic creation from antiquity through the 20th Century, design by architect Rafael Viñoly who reimagined the visual impact, layout, and experience of the fair.
Currently on is the Salone Internazionale di Mobile 2014 in Milan, Italy. Starting in 1961 the fair is the definite and most established design fair in the world, uniting international exhibitors in a global benchmark for the Home Furnishing Sector. Amid its thousands of international exhibitors the presentation Rio+Design, at Spazio Textile – Opficio 31, Vila Tortona 31, highlights furniture by Rio de Janeiro-based designers, including several pieces by Fernando Mendes – such as the playful Grampo coffee table and Sapão armchair, and a few created in collaboration between Mendes and his uncle Sergio Rodrigues – as the Fernando and Xibô armchairs. Rio+Design was curated by the Conselho Consultivo de Design (Design Advisory Council) which includes young Brazilian designer Zanini de Zanine, who also showcased his own work as his solid wood Anil armchair. Check out more info here.