Category Archives: New York

Espasso Annex is now open!

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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.

Espasso Annex  
186 Franklin Street
New York, NY  10013

Monday-Saturday: By appointment only
Sunday: Closed

Phone: 212.219.0017
Fax: 212.219.0044

Mole Armchair: 60 Years

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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.

Herzog & de Meuron’s interiors for 56 Leonard tower revealed

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Dezeen Magazine offered a peek at the amenity spaces available to residents moving into Herzog & de Meuron’s newest skyscraper in Tribeca, New York. The reading room features Sergio Rodrigues’ “Diz” armchair.

The private facilities, also designed by the Swiss architects, span 17,000 square feet (1,5880 square meters) across the ninth and 10th floors of the 60-storey building at 56 Leonard Street.

Work on the skyscraper completed earlier this year. Its stacked form, which houses 145 residences, has resulted in comparisons to wooden block game Jenga.

The tower is topped with 10 penthouses, while one corner of the ground level appears to be supported by a bulbous mirrored sculpture by artist Anish Kapoor.

Photo courtesy Dezeen and Photographer Alexander Severin

Tribeca Art Night

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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.

Fine Tuning

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ESPASSO New York celebrated Claudia Moreira Salles’s new exhibit “Fine Tuning”. The show premiered a new line of limited-edition lamps and never-before-seen furniture designed by Claudia. The event also showcased a new book featuring the “Fine Tuning” lamp series.

The LP Table lamps exemplify a balance of complexity and simplicity in the lightness of their structure against their own bold shadows. It is a highlighted piece in the Fine Tuning collection, now showing at ESPASSO NY.

Trip Transformadores: Dominguinhos Documentary at Standard Hotel High Line, NY

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Luiz Gonzaga and Dominguinhos

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Tomorrow, Friday, September 26th, from 7 to 11pm, as part of award-initiative Trip Transformadores, the documentary Dominguinhos, on the life of the eponymous iconic northeastern Brazilian accordion player and composer, will be screened for the first time in the US at the Standard Hotel High Line, NY.  Following the screening will be a pocket show of singer Mariana Ayder, musician Duani and Dominguinhos’ disciple Mestrinho, who will be performing songs Dominguinhos made famous.  Marking the third consecutive year Trip Transformadores presents an event and mission to the New York public, the evening will also present brief documentaries on a few of this year’s Trip Transformadores award recipients. Learn more here.

The Consulate General of Brazil in New York Exhibits Photographic Work by Eliseu Cavalcante

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Eliseu Cavalcante, photograph from Esperança Terena series, 2013

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This Wednesday, August 13th from 5 – 6pm, the Consulate General of Brazil in New York will host a viewing and cocktail reception for the exhibition Esperança Terena, a photographic project by Eliseu Cavalcante that documents Brazil’s indigenous Terena community. The exhibition will be on view through October 10th. Check here for more information.

A Batalha do Passinho in New York

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A Batalha do Passinho NY premiere at Lincoln Center.

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A Batalha do Passinho NY premiere at Lincoln Center.

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A Batalha do Passinho NY premiere at Lincoln Center.

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A Batalha do Passinho NY premiere at Lincoln Center. Director Emilio Domingos, David Byrne and producer and screenwriter Julia Mariano.

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As part of Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors dance and music Summer event, in conjunction with this year’s Brasil SummerFest, award-winning documentary A Batalha do Passinho, directed by Emilio Domingos and produced by Julia Mariano, will have its US premiere along a series of related events introducing the contagious carioca dance and culture craze to an American audience. Opening last night, with a lively and interactive dance performance following the film’s screening, the dancers will also be performing again on July 24th and 26th at Lincoln Center, as the film will be screened again on August 2nd. A must-see! Check out schedule here and more about the Passinho phenomenon here .

Brasil SummerFest 2014

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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.