Fernando Campana and Humberto Campana - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Evening Sale Hong Kong Saturday, November 26, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Campana Brothers, Complete Works (So Far), New York, 2010, pp. 184-85, 273 for the chair
    Sophie Lovell, Limited Editions, Prototypes, One-Offs, and Design Art Furniture, Basel, 2009, p. 176 for the chair

  • Catalogue Essay

    Assembled from repurposed panda teddy-bears, the present lots illustrate Fernando and Humberto Campana’s embrace of ersatz materials, reimagined to create vibrant works that are playful and socially conscientious. Demonstrating their inventive use of materials, the designers’ exploit the inherent properties of the stuffed pandas to create the furniture’s ornamentation and form, while combining an element of humour that has become a signature component of the Campana’s work.


'Panda' sofa

manufacturer's fabric label embroidered 'CAMPANA/ PANDA SOFA/#01/ 03' on the underside
stuffed panda bear toys hand sewn on canvas cover over aluminium structure
75 x 180 x 100 cm. (29 1/2 x 70 7/8 x 39 3/8 in.)
Manufactured by Estudio Campana, Brazil, in 2006, this work is number 1 from an edition of 3, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Estudio Campana.

HK$400,000 - 600,000 

Sold for HK$475,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Evening Sale

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2016