CCTV’s Liling Tan visited Espasso’s Tribeca showroom to document the installation and opening of the exhibition Compasso for the network’s program America’s Now. The feature identifies the importance and somewhat obscurity of Brazilian modernism vis-à-vis the new re-edited works by Brazilian modernist masters Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalszupin, subjects of the exhibition. Liling Tan interviews Espasso’s principal Carlos Junqueira, who describes his mission is to conserve and promote Brazil’s 20th century design heritage; “Brazil, it’s sort of like closed country in terms of exposure internationally. So, it was a way to show a little bit about…through each piece, our lifestyle, our creativity, our sense of humor”, says Junqueira. Check out entire article and video here.
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Brazilian newspaper O Globo announced the opening of Compasso, the exhibition marking the launch of newly re-edited furniture by Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalszupin at ESPASSO NY. Both masters’ pieces are evident of the unique curves and forms exemplary of Brazilian mid-century design. Check out article here.
Design and architecture blog Dezeen featured the Espasso launch of the new re-edition furniture by Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalszupin, introduced to the public in the exhibition Compasso at the Espasso New York showroom. The featured highlighted such pieces as Niemeyer’s spectacular Rio rocking chaise and his Alta armchair and ottoman, and Zalszupin’s Brasiliana sofa – an homage to Niemeyer’s Brasilia, the 801 armchair Circa bench. Read article and view slideshow here.
Lifestyle Brazilian magazine RG gave a nod to the ESPASSO exhibition Compasso, that launched in the US new re-edited furniture design by two Brazilian modernist masters: Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalszupin. Check out article here.
The exhibition Compasso, launching newly reissued furniture pieces by Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalszupin, was featured this week on Bruno Astuto’s column on Brazilian magazine Época. On view through June 3rd at the NY ESPASSO showroom, the exhibited pieces have been added to the collection of, available in the US exclusively through, ESPASSO. Check out article here.
This past Tuesday ESPASSO hosted an effervescent vernissage to launch the newly re-edited furniture pieces from two Brazilian modernist design and architecture masters: Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalszupin. The exhibition titled Compasso also saw the launch of a monograph, the first comprehensive publication on the career and works of Zalszupin, written by professor and scholar Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, who signed copies of the book during the opening. In attendance were also Niemeyer’s great-grandson Carlos Ricardo Niemeyer, Zalszupin’s daughter and grand-daughter Veronica and Olimpia Zalsuzpin and the fashionable mother-daughter duo Etel and Lissa Carmona, principals of Etel Interiores, the highy-esteemed São Paulo-based ateliers responsible for the reissues of both exhibited lines. Compasso will be on view through June 3rd, and was made possible in partnership between ESPASSO and Etel Interiores, Fundação Oscar Niemeyer, In Plus Interior Design and Natura, Brazil’s number 1 cosmetics manufacturer, who developed the home scent Downtown Driftwood especially for the occasion.
Pei-Ru Keh of Wallpaper announced the opening of the exhibition Compasso, at the ESPASSO NY showroom, launching the newly reissued furniture pieces by Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalsuzpin. Check out article and slideshow here.
Stephen Milioti announced the much anticipated ESPASSO launch of new furniture re-editions signed by Oscar Niemeyer and Jorge Zalsuzpin, on today’s Currents section of the New York Times. To celebrate the launch, ESPASSO will be opening the exhibition Compasso, on May 14th, introducing for the first time in the US pieces by the two masters who were integral in forming a Brazilian modernist identity. Included within the 20+ pieces to be launched and exhibited is Niemeyer’s spectacular Rio rocking chaise, made from lacquered wood and caning, whose curvilinear lines is a wonder to marvel, and exemplary of Niemeyer’s lyrical forms. “It is not the right angle that attracts me. Nor the straight line. Rigid. Inflexible. Man made. What attracts me is the free and sensuous line. The curves I see in my country’s mountains. In the sinuous course of its rivers. In the clouds. In the body of my beloved woman. The universe is made of curves. The curved universe of Einstein.” – Oscar Niemeyer. More info on the Compasso exhibition here.