Brazilian Design – Modern & Contemporary Furniture
MUDE - Museu do Design e da Moda
Curated by Zanini de Zanine and Raul Schmidt, the exhibition begins in the 40’s of the twentieth century and extends to the present day, with furniture of 17 designers, illustrating the evolution of Brazilian design. At first, the simple design and the nobel materials prevailed such as wood. Then, irreverence grew and added to environmental concerns – expressed in the use of cheap or recycled raw materials for sustainability.
Today, the Brazilian design approaches art, but maintains its own characteristics and tropical pointedly: bright colors and shapes inspired by nature – from land to fish, birds and trees.
This exhibition presents a selection of more than 80 pieces of furniture and luminaire, Raul Schmidt’s collection of designers like Joaquim Tenrero, José Zanine Caldas, Sergio Rodrigues, Lina Bo Bardi, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, and Oscar Niemeyer, representing the 40-50’s. In contemporary pieces, marked by diversity, sustainability and irreverence there are names such as the Campana Brothers, Brunno Jahara, Zanini de Zanine, Sergio Matos, Carlos Motta, Ovo, Maneco Quinderé and Domingos Tótora.