Category Archives: Design

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!

ESPASSO N. Moore

38N. Moore Street

TriBeCa, New York

TriBeCa Art Night, Wednesday September 27

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ESPASSO NY and ESPASSO Annex/ Luciana Brito – NY Project will be open from 6-8pm on Wednesday, September 27, to welcome visitors who will be following Tribeca Art+Culture Night tours and venues.

We would like to invite you to join the two tours that will be passing by ESPASSO Annex and ESPASSO NY.

The first tour starts at 6:30pm from ESPASSO Annex/ Luciana Brito – NY Project (186 Franklin St.) and will be a guided tour by design curator Aiden O’Connor which will focus on the relationship between art and design.

The second, which starts at 7:00pm from Cheryl Hazan Gallery, will be guided by curator Jasa McKenzie and will explore how facets of design can be applied to fine art.

Tribeca Art+Culture Night is a quarterly local festival that celebrates culture at large in Tribeca. This urban festival is specifically designed to embrace the diversity of creative expressions from drawing to design to crafts and much more. The event brings NYC’s community together around exhibitions, performances, talks and workshop.

For more information, please visit Tribeca Art+Culture Night website

We look forward to seeing you!

Open Studios night at ESPASSO London

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On September 07, ESPASSO London celebrated the Open Studios evening at Netil House. Visitors found a world of creativity and surprises – from designers to architects, fashion designers to musicians – where visual installations, sample sales, photobooths and more were available for visitors to explore.

ESPASSO London welcomed our visitors with live music and Leblon cachaça drinks.

Espasso Annex is now open!

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Espasso Annex, the latest venture from Espasso founder Carlos Junqueira, is a gallery dedicated to showcasing vintage and limited edition Brazilian furniture. In addition, the Annex has forged a collaboration with Sao Paulo’s Luciana Brito Galeria – one of the leading art galleries in Brazil. As part of Luciana Brito’s New York Project, three curated exhibitions will be presented throughout the next twelve months.

Espasso Annex was created as a compliment to nearby Espasso, to meet the growing demand of its customers for vintage and rare furniture by its roster of acclaimed Brazilian designers. The new location will allow the original Espasso, and its locations in Los Angeles, Miami and London, to expand upon its exclusive collection of contemporary designers, including re-edition furniture and accessories.

Espasso Annex  
186 Franklin Street
New York, NY  10013

Monday-Saturday: By appointment only
Sunday: Closed

Phone: 212.219.0017
Fax: 212.219.0044

Design Miami Preview 2014 – Em Trânsito

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Concreto bench by Claudia Moreira Salles, part of the exhibition Em Trânsito at The Shore Club, Miami.

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60-year anniversary edition of Sergio Rodrigues' Mocho stool. Part of the exhibition Em Trânsito at The Shore Club, Miami.

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60-year anniversary edition of Sergio Rodrigues' Mocho stool. Detail of commemorative laser-etched inscription.

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Benjamin armchair by Sergio Rodrigues. Part of the exhibition Em Trânsito at The Shore Club, Miami.

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Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Design Miami has established itself as one of the main design events in the world, growing each year as a center for the best from the world’s design galleries and designers and also attracting a plethora of brands, installations and collateral fairs.  Wallpaper* magazine has rounded up this year’s must see events, including the presentation Em Trânsito organized by ESPASSO, which will open on December 3rd at The Shore Club.  Em Trânsito will exhibit, for the first time outside of Brazil, new mid-century reissues, special limited editions and one-of-a-kind pieces by some of the most important contemporary and modern architects and designers from Brazil. Em Trânsito also pays homage to design master Sergio Rodrigues, who passed away last October at the age of 86, by launching a special 60-year anniversary edition of his Mocho stool (the first piece Rodrigues designed in 1954) along another special edition of the last piece he designed, the Benjamin armchair. Read Wallpaper’s complete picks here.

ESPASSO at Spring Masters NY 2014

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ESPASSO is pleased to be part of Spring Masters NY 2014, taking place from April 30th to May 4th at the Park Avenue Armory. Exhibited at the ESPASSO booth are a selection of vintage mid-century designs and one-of-a-kind contemporary pieces. Highlights include an original Mole sofa by Sergio Rodrigues, a pair of 1960’s armchairs by Martin Eisler and a vintage Joaquim Tenreiro coffee table.  Contemporary selections include the striking Foguete floor lamp by Carlos Motta and the Almofadas stools by Zanini de Zanine, shown alongside original photographs by seminal modernist Waldemar Cordeiro and a drawing by Nicolau Vergueiro.  Formerly known as The Spring Show NYC, Spring Masters NY has been re-envisioned as an international art and design fair that reflects the breadth and scope of artistic creation from antiquity through the 20th Century, design by architect Rafael Viñoly who reimagined the visual impact, layout, and experience of the fair.

Salone Internazionale di Mobile, Milano 2014 – Rio + Design

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Rio+Brasil presentation at Salone Internazionale di Mobile 2014, Milan, IT.

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Rio+Brasil presentation at Salone Internazionale di Mobile 2014, Milan, IT.

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Anil armchair by Zanini de Zanine. Rio+Brasil presentation at Salone Internazionale di Mobile 2014, Milan, IT.

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Grampo coffee table by Fernando Mendes. Rio+Brasil presentation at Salone Internazionale di Mobile 2014, Milan, IT.

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Sapão armchair and stool by Fernando Mendes. Rio+Brasil presentation at Salone Internazionale di Mobile 2014, Milan, IT.

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Xibô and Fernando armchairs by Sergio Rodrigues. Rio+Brasil presentation at Salone Internazionale di Mobile 2014, Milan, IT.

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Grampo coffee table by Fernando Mendes.

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Anil armchair by Zanini de Zanine.

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Fernando armchair by Sergio Rodrigues.

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Currently on is the Salone Internazionale di Mobile 2014 in Milan, Italy.  Starting in 1961 the fair is the definite and most established design fair in the world, uniting international exhibitors in a global benchmark for the Home Furnishing Sector.  Amid its thousands of international exhibitors the presentation Rio+Design, at Spazio Textile – Opficio 31, Vila Tortona 31, highlights furniture by Rio de Janeiro-based designers, including several pieces by Fernando Mendes – such as the playful Grampo coffee table and Sapão armchair, and a few created in collaboration between Mendes and his uncle Sergio Rodrigues – as the Fernando and Xibô armchairs.  Rio+Design was curated by the Conselho Consultivo de Design (Design Advisory Council) which includes young Brazilian designer Zanini de Zanine, who also showcased his own work as his solid wood Anil armchair.  Check out more info here.