Gallery: FAVELA CHIC

 

Since Brazil’s favelas are a hot topic these days, (Funky do Morro, Cidade de Deus, uhhh…Nike’s advertising?) I thought now would be a good time to reintroduce the designers who first brought attention to Brazilian street culture back in the early 90s, with their design classic: the Favela Chair.

Fernando & Humberto Campana are a dynamic designing duo hailing from S?o Paulo, Brazil. I was first introduced to their work a couple years ago when I was looking for designers who made furniture with recycled materials. It was love at first sight. These two – one a trained architect and the other a lawyer cum sculptor – use ordinary household materials like as scrapwood, string and stuffed animals to create funny, thought-provoking furniture. They first hit it big in the 90’s with the release of the Favela scrap wood chair.

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  1. crowllona November 4, 2005 at 4:54 pm

    brilliant! I am working on a Mutation Sensation Project (recycling stuffed animals), and this is inspirational insight. Histerical. Thank you.

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