The current issue of Brazilian home and garden magazine Casa & Jardim features an interview with entrepreneur and designer Etel Carmona, principal at Etel Inteiores, whose passion for wood and heritage of Brazilian furniture design have established her as a precursor in sustainable wood production and, since the 1990’s, singlehandedly responsible for the revival and dissemination of Brazilian modern design. Reissuing furniture lines by masters of Brazilian modern design – Oscar Niemeyer, Jorge Zalszupin, Sergio Rodrigues, Gregori Warchavchic, as well as new designs by contemporary designers Claudia Moreira Salles, Carlos Motta, Isay Weinfeld and Arthur Casas, to name a few, Carmona has been involved with the FSC (Forest Steward Council) initiative since its inception, and has established an atelier in the Amazon region with local laborers, to experiment with new woods and their sustainability. Carmona’s commitment to new solutions for harvesting woods doesn’t stop there, since 2009 she has partnered with Dario Guarita Neto and Roberto Waack to start the firm Amata, specialized in controlled forestation and low impact wood production.
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Brazilian-designed home accessories from ESPASSO were spotlighted on the current issue of XOP, the first and only bilingual Portuguese/English quarterly luxury lifestyle magazine. Included are the cozy and artsy Soft Reptil pillow collection designed by Brazilian design duo extraordinaire Campana Brothers, and the one-of-a-kind wooden bowls Rudá and Taboa designed by Etel Carmona, from fallen native Brazilian tree trunks. Both collections, along a hand-picked home accessories selection, are in-stock and available for purchase at ESPASSO’s online shop. Check out articles here.