ESPASSO New York celebrated, on May 22, the opening of “Mole Armchair: 60 Years”, a new exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of Sergio Rodrigues’ iconic “Mole” armchair, designed in 1957.
In celebration of its 60th anniversary, sixty limited-edition, made to order, Mole armchair and ottoman are now available to purchase worldwide, and sold exclusively by ESPASSO in the US and the UK.
The ESPASSO exhibition will allow clients, collectors and visitors to dive into the world of Mole and Sergio’s easy spirit and playfulness. While, the main focus of the gallery will be the 60th anniversary of the Mole chair, the exhibition will also display other furniture pieces that represent Sergio’s work and international design relevance.
The exhibition will be open until June 16, at 38 N Moore Street in TriBeCa.
Architectural Digest Editors picked Espasso’s exhibition “Mole Armchair: 60 Years” as one of the top design happenings from New York’s Design Fairs.
Espasso would like to invite you to visit our gallery on Thursday, March 16 (6-8pm) for the 3rd edition of TriBeCa Art Night. This event promotes the arts in the TriBeCa neighborhood and brings the greater New York city community together around exhibitions, performances, curator-led tours, artist talks and unique workshops.
During Miami Art Basel, ESPASSO celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Stella chair, a beloved piece by design icon Sergio Rodrigues. First created in 1956, Sergio Rodrigues’ “Stella” armchair comes in two versions: with a low or high back. ESPASSO fans might already be familiar with the Stella’s low version, but we are proud to add the first ever re-edition of the high back armchair to our collection this holiday season.
ESPASSO is proud to feature pieces by designers Arthur Casas, Claudia Moreira Salles, Isay Weinfeld and Jorge Zalszupin in a unique exhibition showcasing the best of Brazilian design. A collaboration with CASA VOGUE Brasil and Luminaire Lab during Design Miami.
Images of the lively opening of ESPASSO’s Em Trânsito exhibition, co-hosted by Wallpaper* and The Shore Club.
Amid the ever-growing buzz of Miami during fair season, ESPASSO’s presentation Em Trânsito, at the Shore Club, captivated the scene with never before seen Brazilian design. Exhibited pieces included new re-editions by Sergio Rodrigues, Jorge Zalszupin and Oscar Niemeyer as well as limited editions by Carlos Motta, Claudia Moreira Salles, Etel Carmona, Fernando Mendes and Zanini de Zanine. The effervescent opening and after-party brought many of the exhibited Brazilian designers to Miami, such as Motta, Isay Weinfeld, Salles, Carmona, Mendes and Zanine, as well as a diverse guest list that included co-hosts Carlos Junqueira of ESPASSO, Wallpaper’s Tony Chambers and The Shore Club’s Ziel Feldman, artists Marina Abramovic and Leah Singer, Dave Macklovitc – lead singer and guitarist of Chromeo, DJ Obi Tawil, Osklen’s Oskar Metsavah and Rogerio Fasano, among others. Check more about Em Trânsito here.
From September 10th to the 14th, the first installment of IDA Rio – International Design and Art fair, will take place, concurrent to the one of the most important art fairs in South America, Art Rio. For the first time participating at a design fair in Brazil, ESPASSO will exhibit a booth at IDA Rio, with one-of-a-kind and vintage pieces by some of Brazil’s most esteemed contemporary and modern designers. Along the exhibited pieces is a new, one-of-a-kind bench by Claudia Moreira Salles, the Grude armchair by Fernando Mendes, Trindade bench by Carlos Motta as well as vintage original pieces by Sergio Rodrigues, Jorge Zalszupin, and the re-edition of the Oswaldo Bratke dining chair. Check out more info about ESPASSO’s booth here.
The 4th installment of the vibrant Brasil SummerFest started this past weekend, offering a diverse line-up of Brazilian musical acts across multiple venues in New York. Founded and programmed by Petrit Pula – GM of Nublu – and co-curated by Béco Dranoff, Brasil SummerFest has become the largest and most important music event outside of Brazil “focusing on the richness and diversity of Brazil’s music culture.” With a special attention to contemporary artists in Brazil’s music scene, such as singer Bárbara Eugenia, and bands Forroteria and Baianasystem (both who mix regional and electronic sounds), the festival also showcases established musical luminaries such as the effervescent Baby do Brasil, singer songwriter Lenine and Brazilian musical royalty Bebel Gilberto. The festival this year also counts with the performance and screening of dance-documentary A Batalha do Passinho in conjunction with Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors festival. Check out entire program here.
Tonight, February 19th, AIA NY, at the Center for Architecture, will host the lecture ‘Paulo Werneck: Brazilian Muralist.’ Participant in founding a modernist Brazilian aesthetic, Werneck’s colorful mosaic murals adorned official, residential and business buildings in Brazil throughout the 1940’s – 1970’s, including seminal projects as Oscar Niemeyer’s Hotel Brasilia Palace, 1958, Palácio de Itamaraty, 1970, the Federal Senate headquarters in Brasilia, 1978, as well as creating the iconic murals for Niemeyer’s early Pampulha complex project, completed in 1943 – which received international acclaim as it was part of the ‘Brazil Builds’ exhibition, at MoMA, NY, in the same year. Invited guest lecturer, NY-based designer and Werneck’s grandson Gaspar Saldanha, will address Werneck’s influential practice and how his design legacy informs Saldanha’s current adaptations of his grandfather’s renowned murals in architecture and furniture design projects. More info on the lecture here.