Category Archives: New York

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!

Ruptura Exhibition at ESPASSO Annex / Luciana Brito- NY Project

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On Wednesday, September 6th, Carlos Junqueira and Luciana Brito celebrated the opening of “Ruptura” – an in-depth exhibition of work by the São Paulo-based Grupo Ruptura.

Grupo Ruptura founded the Brazilian concrete art movement, which espoused the creation of universally apprehensible compositions through the use of color and geometry in sync with a modernizing society.

Espasso Annex / Luciana Brito NY Project, is an original collaboration between Carlos Junqueira and Luciana Brito aiming to explore the convergence of design and art through a Brazilian perspective.

The exhibition will be on view from September 6 – November 6, 2017 at ESPASSO Annex/ Luciana Brito NY Project at 186 Franklin Street in TriBeCa.

Campana Brothers: HYBRIDISM

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On September 07, the Campana Brothers celebrated the opening of their latest exhibition, HYBRIDISM.

Friedman Benda gallery is presenting Fernando and Humberto Campana in an immersive exhibition devoted to the theme of hybridism. The works are assemblages of materials and visual themes drawn from the Brothers’ immediate surroundings and will include deeply personal reflections and gestures juxtaposed with classical motifs.

Hybridism, informed by details, moods, and emotions, marks a point of departure for Estudio Campana as its most sculptural body of work to date. Humberto Campana explains, “With this exhibition we are playing much more with sculpture than with functionality. We manifest a dialogue between designer, artist, and sculptor. Fernando and I try to jump into the assemblage process unconsciously, allowing us a freedom and immediacy that goes beyond our practice to date.”

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September 7 – October 14, 2017
Friedman Benda, New York, NY

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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

Mole Armchair: 60 Years

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ESPASSO New York celebrated, on May 22, the opening of  “Mole Armchair: 60 Years”, a new exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of Sergio Rodrigues’ iconic “Mole” armchair, designed in 1957.

In celebration of its 60th anniversary, sixty limited-edition, made to order, Mole armchair and ottoman are now available to purchase worldwide, and sold exclusively by ESPASSO in the US and the UK.

The ESPASSO exhibition will allow clients, collectors and visitors to dive into the world of Mole and Sergio’s easy spirit and playfulness. While, the main focus of the gallery will be the 60th anniversary of the Mole chair, the exhibition will also display other furniture pieces that represent Sergio’s work and international design relevance.

The exhibition will be open until June 16, at 38 N Moore Street in TriBeCa.

Herzog & de Meuron’s interiors for 56 Leonard tower revealed

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Dezeen Magazine offered a peek at the amenity spaces available to residents moving into Herzog & de Meuron’s newest skyscraper in Tribeca, New York. The reading room features Sergio Rodrigues’ “Diz” armchair.

The private facilities, also designed by the Swiss architects, span 17,000 square feet (1,5880 square meters) across the ninth and 10th floors of the 60-storey building at 56 Leonard Street.

Work on the skyscraper completed earlier this year. Its stacked form, which houses 145 residences, has resulted in comparisons to wooden block game Jenga.

The tower is topped with 10 penthouses, while one corner of the ground level appears to be supported by a bulbous mirrored sculpture by artist Anish Kapoor.

Photo courtesy Dezeen and Photographer Alexander Severin

Tribeca Art Night

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Espasso would like to invite you to visit our gallery on Thursday, March 16 (6-8pm) for the 3rd edition of TriBeCa Art Night. This event promotes the arts in the TriBeCa neighborhood and brings the greater New York city community together around exhibitions, performances, curator-led tours, artist talks and unique workshops.

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.

Trip Transformadores: Dominguinhos Documentary at Standard Hotel High Line, NY

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Tomorrow, Friday, September 26th, from 7 to 11pm, as part of award-initiative Trip Transformadores, the documentary Dominguinhos, on the life of the eponymous iconic northeastern Brazilian accordion player and composer, will be screened for the first time in the US at the Standard Hotel High Line, NY.  Following the screening will be a pocket show of singer Mariana Ayder, musician Duani and Dominguinhos’ disciple Mestrinho, who will be performing songs Dominguinhos made famous.  Marking the third consecutive year Trip Transformadores presents an event and mission to the New York public, the evening will also present brief documentaries on a few of this year’s Trip Transformadores award recipients. Learn more here.