Category Archives: Claudia Moreira Salles

Clima Art Gallery at PINTA exhibition in Miami

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ESPASSO collaborated with Clima Art Gallery at PINTA exhibition, which took place from December 6-10 as part of Design Miami week.  The “Deslize” coffee table by Claudia Moreira Salles, “MF5” armchair by Branco & Preto, and “Tim” armchair by Carlos Motta were on display at the gallery stand.

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.

Claudia Moreira Salles’ Tangente Bench receives W Award

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Tangente bench by Claudia Moreira Salles awarded 1st prize in the furniture category of the 2014 W Award in São Paulo.

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Tangente bench detail by Claudia Moreira Salles

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Tangente bench detail by Claudia Moreira Salles

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Tangente bench by Claudia Moreira Salles at her 2013 solo exhibition at Espasso NY.

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The recipients of the 2014 W award in architecture and design were announced this week in São Paulo, awarding diverse projects in 6 categories (Corporative Architecture, Residential Architecture, Corporative Interiors, Residential Interiors, Public Space and Furniture) as part of an initiative by Insituto São Paulo de Arte e Cultura, the Ministry of Culture and higher education institution FAAP.  Claudia Moreira Salles‘ beautiful and sculptural Tangente bench took home first prize in the furniture category, which will be exhibited at FAAP, along the other awarded projects, through December 8th.  An exercise in geometry and balance, emphasized by a mixture of the warm, rough surface of the wood, the satiny coolness of the limestone rectangle and the smooth but gravel-studded concrete surface, the Tangente is exemplary of Salles’ simultaneously artistic and industrial approach and sensibility, in an unexpected combination of materials and forms; as Salles describes: “The layout resembled a constructivist composition and I wanted an element that traversed the space”.

 

XOP – From Brazil with Love

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Gioia tea set by Ruben Simões

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Murazzo salt and pepper shaker by RUben Simões

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Cantante lamp by Claudia Moreira Salles

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Bilingual design and lifestyle magazine XOP highlighted Brazilian accessories on their Luxe List feature on this month’s issue. Highlights include Claudia Moreira Salles‘ elegant and unique Cantante lamp and Rubens Simões’ beautiful stainless steel Gioia tea set and Murazzo salt and pepper shaker, both available at ESPASSO’s online shop!

Claudia Moreira Salles’ Castanheiras Tray Featured on Bamboo Magazine

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Castanheiras tray by Claudia Moreira Salles.

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Castanheiras tray by Claudia Moreira Salles

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Brazilian architecture and lifestyle magazine Bamboo highlighted Claudia Moreira SallesCastanheiras tray in their ‘utilitários’ column.  Simple and elegant, the Castanheiras allows function and a warm accent to any tabletop spread.  Available in native Brazilian woods Imbuia, Freijó or Sucupira and produced by the renowned ateliers of Etel Interiores in São Paulo, the Castanheiras is available in the US exclusively at ESPASSO.

Domino bench by Claudia Moreira Salles

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Lua side tables and Domino bench by Claudia Moreira Salles

Dominó bench and Lua side table by Claudia Moreira Salles

Domino bench by Claudia Moreira Salles

Dominó bench by Claudia Moreira Salles

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Taking inspirational cues from Mies Van de Rohe’s iconic Barcelona sofa, Claudia Moreira SallesDomino bench features a lightweight metallic base that elegantly counterparts its solid batten Walnut wood seat and dividing wooden roll.  Minimal in its design, and dynamic in its play between lightness and weight, the Domino seat features 8 ergonomic hand-carved hollows, allowing added comfort – as it welcomes the addition of cushions – as it lends the Domino a distinct visual quality that playfully riffs on the forms of a domino game piece.

Interni – The Timeless Quality of Claudia Moreira Salles

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Interni Magazine. Detail of 'Deslocado' bench by Claudia Moreira Salles. Photo by Dennis Bangert.

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Interni Magazine. Claudia Moreira Salles and her 'Pac Man' coffee tables. Photo by Dennis Bangert.

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Interni Magazine. Detail of 'Deslocado' bench by Claudia Moreira Salles. Photo by Dennis Bangert.

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Interni Magazine. 'Cancan' dining table by Claudia Moreira Salles. Photo by Dennis Bangert.

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Interni Magazine. 'Cancan' dining table by Claudia Moreira Salles. Photo by Dennis Bangert.

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Interni Magazine. Photo by Dennis Bangert.

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In the current issue of Italian design and architecture magazine InterniAlbrecht Bangert interviews Brazilian furniture designer Claudia Moreira Salles about her celebrated career, use of reclaimed and industrial materials, and her poetic approach.  Check out full interview and slideshow here.

Claudia Moreira Salles Book on MoMA, NY

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Claudia Moreira Salles at MoMA Bookstore, NY.

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Claudia Moreira Salles at MoMA Bookstore, NY.

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Cancan dining table by Claudia Moreira Salles.

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Domino bench by Claudia Moreira Salles.

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Bilhas coffee table by Claudia Moreira Salles.

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Launched during Claudia Moreira Salles‘ ESPASSO NY solo exhibition, earlier in the year, her second monograph is now for purchase at the MoMA, NY Bookstore.  With a forward and interview by Karen Stein, and published by Editoras BEI, the monograph also features text by Claudia describing select pieces created between 2005-2013, such as the Cancan dining table, her beautiful Domino bench and the interactive Bilhas coffee table.

Artinfo: The Language of Brazilian Design – A Q&A With Claudia Moreira Salles

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Cancan dining table by Claudia Moreira Salles

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Tangente bench by Claudia Moreira Salles

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Cantante lamp by Claudia Moreira Salles

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Texturas coffee table by Claudia Moreira Salles

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Artinfo’s in-depth interview with Claudia Moreira Salles on her recent NY solo show at ESPASSO, the current boom of Brazilian design internationally and her inspirations,  processes and materials of choice.  Full interview and slideshow can be read here.