The Brazilian corner at Milan Design Week 2015 located at University of Milan (in Via Festa del Perdono, 7) brings a sunny atmosphere of informality and a cozy feeling of handmade, experimental design. Raw textures, natural materials and modern concepts all spiced up with a touch of native folklore and local artisan tradition reveal the essence of the contemporary Brazilian taste. On display a multiplicity of curious, elegant and sophisticated objects that cover a whole range of design spectrum: from classic furniture pieces to light design and experimental fashion.
Table, by ACDI Branding Design
These two tables, made of wood and concrete, embody the research on the materials. The designers at ACDI Branding Design aim to show the potential, nuances, fluidity, and even delicacy of the concrete combined with rubber wood.
Trama, by Humberto Da Mata
The “Trama” collection by Humberto Da Mata is entirely handmade by craftspeople in Sao Paulo. Their design process is based on research that explores a new way of manually assembled furniture, giving new meaning to a traditional technique.
Abajur Yawanawa, by Rosenbaum, Fetiche Design, Nada Se Leva
Abajur Yawanawa is a table lamp designed with beads that imitate the texture of python skin; an animal that is sacred to the Yawanawa tribe. Design by Rosenbaum, Fetiche Design, Nada Se Leva.
Hunati, by Rosenbaum, Fetiche Design, Nada Se Lev
Hunaty is a funky solution for managing light. It is a set of lamps nestled into the bottom of a net like a school of fish, emanating light from the Japo chandelier. Design by Rosenbaum, Fetiche Design, Nada Se Leva.
Octa Table Lamps by Nódesign
Octa Table Lamps are painted aluminum lamps with movable shades in various hues of galvanized steel. The pieces can be adjusted to create spotlights as needed. Design by Nódesign.
Bench Bombo, by Pax.Arq
Bench Bombo is a simple-yet-evocative geometric structure. It is built of numerous pieces that together ensure the object’s stability. The bench has no internal structure, but rather functions as a shell comprised of wooden slat components held together by nylon cable ties.
Chear, by Neobox
This furniture is made out of raw materials and characterized by a respect for the environment. It aims to transform preconceptions about home furniture and commercial designs.
Chita Chair, by Sergio J. Matos
Chita is a popular fabric of Indian origin, and its most important and recognizable feature is the floral pattern it creates. Like a bouquet, these flowers naturally decorate the object, expressing the poetic universe from Brazilian folklore.
Cantu and Beta Chairs, by Sergio Rodrigues
From the very beginning, Sergio Rodrigues (1927-2014) followed his own path, which turned to become an expression of Brazilian aesthetics. He drew from the colonial tradition and Iberian heritage to forge pieces that met the demands of modernist architecture with a strong Brazilian flavor.
From the outset, Sergio Rodrigues‘ chair designs broke away from the elegant and well-behaved ways of sitting, foreseeing the demand for informality that would dominate the interiors of modern Brazilian homes.
The Back of the Mulatta, by Yassin Lahmar and Ana Vaz
The aim of the artists is to fill the environments with new tactile shapes: in this case, the seat is comprised of complementary and contrasting materials and techniques. The smoothness of the rubber chair juxtaposes strongly against its colorful crocheted cushion.