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Open House NY – 15th Edition

ESPASSO is proud to announce that it will be one of the sites opening for Open House New York on October 14, 2017.

We will be hosting two open dialogue talks from 1pm-2pm with architect Matthew Bremer from Architecture in Formation.

OHNY is an annual weekend-long event, where normally off-limits sites and attractions in New York open their doors to the public for one weekend only.

Visitors will be able to see more than 200 locations throughout the eventful weekend. From historic buildings, architectural masterpieces and landmarks to the best New York attractions, this is the perfect opportunity to explore and celebrate New York’s history and architecture.

ESPASSO N. Moore will be open from 11am – 6pm on Saturday, October 14.

We look forward to seeing you here!


38N. Moore Street

TriBeCa, New York

Em Trânsito – ESPASSO Presents Brazilian Design at the Shore Club in Miami

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Concreto bench 11 - Claudia Moreira Salles

Concreto bench by Claudia Moreira Salles

Farmacinha - Isay Weinfeld

Farmacinha cabinet by Isay Weinfeld

Suchus stool - Etel Carmona

Suchus stool by Etel Carmona

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Anette armchair by Jorge Zalszupin

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Benjamin armchair by Sergio Rodrigues

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Grude armchair by Fernando Mendes and Julia Krantz

Moleca armchair and ottoman - Sergio Rodrigues

Moleca armchair and ottoman by Sergio Rodrigues

ON Desk - Oscar Niemeyer

ON desk by Oscar Niemeyer

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Pinda Armchair - Carlos Motta

Pinda armchair by Carlos Motta

Tripe lamp - Zanini de Zanine

Tripe floor lamp by Zanini de Zanine

Vazada armchair - Zanini de Zanine

Vazada armchair by Zanini de Zanine

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Jacaranda bench by Zanini de Zanine

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Concurrent to this year’s Art Basel Miami and Miami Design, the exhibition Em Trânsito will launch never-before-seen, new reissues and one-of-a-kind furniture pieces by some of Brazil’s most celebrated modern and contemporary architects and designers.  Organized by Espasso, Wallpaper* magazine and The Shore Club, host venue of Em Trânsito, the exhibition will feature new pieces: such as Carlos Motta‘s standout Pinda armchair, Claudia Moreira Salles‘ sculptural Concreto bench, Etel Carmona‘s Suchus stool and Fernando MendesGrude armchair, along new re-editions, such as Jorge Zalszupin‘s Anette armchair and Oscar Niemeyer‘s ON desk, and one-of-a-kind pieces as Zanini de Zanine’s impressive Jacaranda bench.  Em Trânsito will also celebrate the iconic design of Sergio Rodrigues, launching the last piece he designed, the Benjamin armchair, along the launch of the re-edition of his Moleca armchair, as well as a special limited numbered edition of the first piece he designed, the Mocho stool, 1954, complete with a laser-etched commemorative signature of Rodrigues’.   “Em Trânsito will feature truly iconic designers whose influence on contemporary design reaches far beyond Brazil’s boarders. This remarkable exhibit marks the first time Espasso will be showcasing contemporary furniture in Miami and we could not think of a better partner to premiere Em Trânsito than “The Shore Club,” said ESPASSO’s owner and curator Carlos Junqueira.  Em Transito will open December 3rd.

Isay Weinfeld Solo Exhibition at ESPASSO NY


ESPASSO is pleased to announce the opening of A to Z by ISAY WEINFELD, the first US exhibition by the multi-award winning, Brazilian architect and designer. The opening coincides with the American launch of the new monograph Isay Weinfeld, written with Raul A. Barreneche, that surveys a selection of his most recent projects, some of the most visionary and celebrated buildings in Brazil.  A to Z will be on view to the public November 13 until December 1, 2013.

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Architonic: ESPASSO presents Zanini de Zanine


International architecture and design website Architonic announces Zanini de Zanine‘s ESPASSO NY solo exhibition.  Read entire post, by Walter Philips, here.

Interior Design: Brazil’s Zanini de Zanine Debuts Furniture in NY


Opening this Thursday, September 26th, is the first New York solo exhibition of noted Brazilian furniture designer Zanini de Zanine.  Interior Design’s Jennifer Nalewicki chatted with Zanine and gives a low-down of the exhibition.  Check out entire article and slideshow here.

Zanini de Zanine solo exhibition at ESPASSO NY

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Espasso armchair by Zanini de Zanine

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Balanço Chaise by Zanini de Zanine

Moeda armchari - Zanini de Zanine_

Moeda armchair by Zanini de Zanine

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Especie armchair by Zanini de Zanine

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Zanini de Zanine's atelier in Rio de Janeiro

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ESPASSO is pleased to announce the opening of the first major New York exhibition by noted furniture designer Zanini de Zanine. The show will also feature works by his late father José Zanini Caldas, a seminal name in Brazilian 20th Century design, marking the first time in the US or abroad, furniture by both designers will be exhibited together.

The exhibit will launch two new pieces designed by Zanine, the ESPASSO  Armchair and Escoras candle holder, as the Anil and Tiss chairs will be shown for the first time outside of Brazil.   The exhibit will also feature original works by his father Caldas – pieces sculpted out of solid woods – along with re-editions of his 1950’s iconic industrialized line.

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ESPASSO at London Design Festival

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Rio dining chair by Carlos Motta


Siri bench by Claudia Moreira Salles

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Toto bar cart by Isay Weinfeld

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JZ tea trolley by Jorge Zalszupin

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Tajá high stool by Sergio Rodrigues

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ESPASSO will be showcasing at 100% Design, during the London Design Festival, a collection of pieces it has become celebrated for since its UK launch in 2012. Exquisite works from the mid-century masters Sergio Rodrigues and Jorge Zalszupin, future classics by contemporary designers Carlos MottaEtel CarmonaArthur CasasClaudia Moreira Salles, and Isay Weinfeld, as well as iconic re-edition pieces by Branco & Preto.

To mark ESPASSO’s first year at 100% Design, the brand will present two new outdoor collections to the UK market: the Tajá Line, by Sergio Rodrigues, and the Rio series, by Carlos Motta.  Carlos Junqueira, founder of ESPASSO, says of the UK launch, “We are very excited to be part of the UK’s largest contemporary interiors show during the London Design Festival prior to our move to Clerkenwell this Autumn.”

Claudia Moreira Salles exhibition and book launch at ESPASSO NY

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Can Can dining table by Claudia Moreira Salles

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Texturas coffee table by Claudia Moreira Salles

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Cantante lamp by Claudia Moreira Salles

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ESPASSO and publishers BEĨ EDITORA are pleased to announce the launch of the new book CLAUDIA MOREIRA SALLES, which celebrates the work of one of Brazil’s leading contemporary furniture and interior designers. The launch coincides with the opening of the first solo exhibition, outside of Brazil, of Claudia’s latest pieces, taking place at ESPASSO.  The exhibit opens May 17th and will be on view until June 2nd.

CLAUDIA MOREIRA SALLES is the second book to survey her work and features text by Claudia describing select pieces created between 2005-2013. It also includes a forward and interview with Karen Stein, where Claudia discusses her creative process.

Claudia is recognized as one of the most important Brazilian designers working today. She recently collaborated with the Gagosian Gallery on its inaugural presentation in Brazil, designing a sculptural exhibition and booth that highlighted the gallery’s major works as part of the ArtRio fair. Her designs have also been featured in Brazil’s leading cultural centers including Convívios at Firma Casa, Paralelogramos at the Baró Galeria and the Museu da Casa Brasileira in São Paulo, as well as the Paço Imperial and Casa França Brasil in Rio de Janeiro.

“Claudia Moreira Salles is a true original, whose unique and thoughtful approach to design continues to inspire and influence many people today. ESPASSO is honored to be partnering with BEĨ EDITORA to launch its new book and exhibit Claudia’s latest pieces, so that others can familiarize themselves with the work of Brazil’s leading designers,” said ESPASSO’s owner and curator Carlos Junqueira.


ESPASSO sale at our new Brooklyn annex, April 4th – April 6th


ESPASSO Brooklyn annex at DUMBO


ESPASSO Brooklyn annex at DUMBO


ESPASSO Brooklyn annex at DUMBO


ESPASSO Brooklyn annex at DUMBO

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As we make room for new collections, please join us to view select pieces at 40% – 60% off.  Feel free to schedule an appointment or stop by our new Brooklyn annex. Quantities are limited.

215 Plymouth St. 2nd Floor
DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718.488.1820

When: April 4th – 6th; Thursday and Friday: 10am – 6pm; Saturday 12pm – 5pm.

Inquiries, please call 718.488.1820, 212.219.0017 or email

We look forward to seeing you!

‘Diálogo’ – Sergio Rodrigues and Fernando Mendes exhibition


Sergio Rodrigues and Fernando Mendes seated at the 'Fernando' armchair.


'Rê', 2013, Fernando Mendes


'Ventura', 2012, Fernando Mendes


'Xibô', 2013, Sergio Rodrigues


'Leif', 1996, Sergio Rodrigues

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'Santos Dumont', 2006, Fernando Mendes

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'Fernando' chair, 2012, Sergio Rodrigues


'Beatriz', 2013, Fernando Mendes

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'Cuiabá', 1985, Sergio Rodrigues

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Opening on April 4th at Casa Electrolux, in São Paulo, is the exhibition Diálogo which will present pieces by master Sergio Rodrigues and Fernando Mendes, Rodrigues’ nephew and long-time collaborator.  Curated by Sergio Zobaran e Walton Hoffmann, the exhibition unites never-before-seen pieces, new re-editions and prompts an intergenerational dialogue between modern and contemporary design and production vis-à-vis the legacy shared between Rodrigues and Mendes, evident in the utmost craftsmanship and signature aesthetics of the 12 pieces showcased in the exhibition.

Highlights include Rodrigues’ new Xibô armchair, designed in 2013 as a sister piece to his famed Kilin armchair, the re-edition of the Cuiabá armchair, 1985, and the Fernando armchair, 2012, named as an hommage to Fernando Mendes. Mendes also shows some of his new designs such as the  armchair and the Beatriz sideboard, both from 2013, the elegant Ventura armchair, a commissioned piece from 2012, among recognizable pieces from his career like the Santos Dumont and the Aviador armchairs.

All exhibited pieces will soon be launched at ESPASSO, further encompassing the range of both Rodrigues’ and Mendes’ ouvres within the ESPASSO collection.