Category Archives: Niemeyer

Elle Decor – Ahead of the Curve: Oscar Niemeyer’s Marquesa Bench

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Marquesa bench by Oscar Niemeyer at ESPASSO NY.

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Marquesa bench, detail, bu Oscar Niemeyer

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Marquesa bench by Oscar Niemeyer at the Palacio do Planalto - the official presidential workplace in Brasila. -

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Marquesa bench original drawing by Oscar Niemeyer

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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.

A Tribute to Oscar Niemeyer at the United Nations

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

A Tribute to Oscar Niemeyer at the United Nations

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General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, NY, during Niemeyer's tribute. Photo by Alexander Kushi-Willis.

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Architecture critic Paul Golberger delivering a keynote address in tribute to Oscar Niemeyer at the General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, NY. Photo by Alexander Kushi-Willis.

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General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, NY during Oscar Niemeyer's tribute. Photo by Alexander Kushi-Willis.

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UN's Under-Secretary-General for Communication and Public Information Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, architecture critic Paul Goldberg, UN"s Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President of the United Nations General Assembly Vuk Jeremic and Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti. Photo by Alexander Kushi-Willis.

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Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti and ESPASSO's Carlos Junqueira. Photo by Alexander Kushi-Willis.

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Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations Adriana Telles Ribeiro, ESPASSO's Carlos Junqueira and architecture critic Paul Goldberger checking out one of the reproductions of Oscar Niemeyer's drawings displayed at the Delegate's Entrance Gallery, UN Headquarters, NY. Photo by Alexander Kushi-Willis.

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Founder of In Plus Design Cristiana Mascarenhas, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the UN Adriana Telles Ribeiro, ESPASSO's Carlos Junqueira and Simone Klabin. Photo by Alexander Kushi-Willis.

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Photo by Alexander Kushi-Willis.

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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.

A Tribute to Oscar Niemeyer at the United Nations

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Oscar Niemeyer going over plans for the UN building. New York, 1947.

Oscar Niemeyer. New York, 1947
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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.

ESPASSO and Wallpaper* celebrate Oscar Niemeyer

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The launch of Wallpaper* magazine's Oscar! issue at ESPASSO NY

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.

 

Oscar Niemeyer (15 December 1907 – 5 December 2012)

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French Communist Party headquarters (ceiling detail), 1965

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Museum of Modern Art of Caracas, Caracas, 1955

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Brasilia construction

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National Congress headquarters, Brasilia, 1960

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Cathedral of Brasilia, 1970

Itamaraty Palace, headquarters of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil, lobby, 1970

Itamaraty Palace, headquarters of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil, lobby, 1970

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, 1996

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, 1996

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Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, 2002

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United Nations headquarters, New York, 1952 (in collaboration with Le Corbusier)

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Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, 1940 (tile mosaic by Candido Portinari)

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Brazilian Pavilion, New York World's Fair 1939 (with Lucio Costa)

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