ESPASSO London just received a new exclusive collection!
Included in their new arrivals selection are the iconic Alta chair by Oscar Niemeyer and the classic PO-801 by Jorge Zalszupin. Contemporary Brazilian designer Carlos Motta is also represented by his unique Java and Rio Manso chairs. The highly-desired Campana Bothers’ Favela and Vermelha armchairs are also on display.
Known for their uniqueness and historical relevance, ESPASSO continues to bring to London the legacy of Brazilian design through original furniture pieces by some of Brazil’s most celebrated designers
Sustainability, ecological responsibility and conservation are crucial concerns in contemporary design, especially in wood production.
Brazilian art and design have traditionally engaged with the re-appropriation of materials and ideas as resource for its cultural production. In this canon, an innovative dissemination of Brazil’s rich ancestry is exemplified in the utilization of reclaimed Brazilian woods in the practice of some of Brazil’s leading architects and designers.
The work of Carlos Motta, such as his Asturias, Rio Manso and Parati lines, utilizes stocks of reclaimed native Brazilian wood that sometimes date back as far as to the 1800’s; carrying traces of colonial farms and industrial constructions into the clean lines, relaxed and comfortable high-end attitude of Motta’s designs. In addition to their distinct appearance, the pieces made from reclaimed wood transcend the function of their designs to include a little of Brazil’s history and regional diversity.
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