Oscar Niemeyer‘s spectacular Marquesa bench is spotlighted in the September issue of Elle Decor’s What’s Hot – Dispatches From World Design feature. Representative of Niemeyer’s signature curves, which conjure the sinuosity of Rio de Janeiro’s mountainous landscape and sensual women, here the forms also play on of the classic scrolled arms of stone roman benches.
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Video of the tribute to Oscar Niemeyer that took place yesterday at the Assembly Hall at the United Nations Headquarters, NY, featuring a keynote address given by architecture critic Paul Goldberger; Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations, Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, and United Nation’s Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon also spoke in memory and celebration of Niemeyer
Yesterday at the United Nations Headquarters, NY, a tribute paid hommage to the life and work of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012). At the General Assembly Hall a keynote address was given by architecture critic Paul Goldberger, where Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations, Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, and United Nation’s Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon also spoke in memory and celebration of Niemeyer. A set of reproductions of Niemeyer’s drawings was displayed at the Delegate’s Entrance Gallery, where a lively reception also took place.
This Wednesday, April 24th, The Mission of Brazil to the UN and ESPASSO will hold a tribute in memory of the work and life of Brazilian architect extraoridanaire Ocar Niemeyer (1907 – 2012) at the iconic United Nations Headquarters in NY, designed by Niemeyer and Le Corbusier, completed in 1952.
The event will include a keynote address by architecture critic Paul Goldberger and an exhibition of reproductions of a set of drawings by Oscar Niemeyer – part of the original archives of the Fundação Oscar Niemeyer, currently nominated to be included in the international registry of UNESCO’s M.O.W. (Memories of the World) historical and cultural preservation program.
The event will be broadcasted live at UN Web TV.
Last night at ESPASSO NY, Carlos Junqueira of ESPASSO, Tony Chambers of Wallpaper* and photographer Todd Eberle hosted the launch of Wallpaper* magazine’s Oscar!, a special 28-page supplement dedicated to the memory of Oscar Niemeyer, the last of the moderns.
In celebrating the life and work of quintessential Brazilian architect and visionaire Oscar Niemeyer, the launch party at ESPASSO NY also included an exhibition of photographs by Todd Eberle, who has captured Niemeyer’s ouvre in beautiful compositions, the unveiling of a selection of Niemeyer’s original furniture pieces, on view at ESPASSO NY, and the surprise and lively performance by the Frederick Douglass Academy Harlem Samba Group.