Fernando Campana and Humberto Campana - Design New York Friday, June 15, 2012 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Eliana Santos Thomeau, São Paulo, Brazil

  • Exhibited

    ‘Orgânicos’, Nucleon 8, São Paulo, Brazil, 1990
    ‘Entre o Design e a Arte’, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil, 2000
    ‘Zest for Life – Fernando + Humberto Campana’, Design Museum, London, June 19 – September 19, 2004

  • Literature

    Zest for Life: Humberto and Fernando Campana, exh. cat, London Design Museum, 2004, pl. 2 for a drawing
    Mathias Schwartz – Clauss et al., Antibodies: Fernando & Humberto Campana 1989-2009, exh. cat., Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 2009, illustrated p. 24
    Darren Alfred, Deyan Sudjic et al., Campana Brothers: Complete Works (So Far), New York, 2010, illustrated pp. 79 and 245

  • Catalogue Essay

    “ In 1989, directly following the Desconfortáveis series, the Campanas’ ‘Casulo’ (Cocoon or Seed Pod) cabinet launched their Orgânicos line, which continued through 1990. This series was characterized by pieces of metal intersected with fragments of wood that the brothers had found in nature. ‘Casulo’ itself was inspired by a work of graffiti depicting a ball surrounded by a whir of lines: the body of the cabinet is constructed from an irregular coarse steel mesh – a feature that has reappeared in a large number of the brothers’ subsequent designs – while a forked branch, tacked onto the outer skin, serves as a handle for opening it.”
    Mathias Schwartz-Clauss et al., Antibodies: Fernando & Humberto Campana 1989–2009, Weil am Rhein, 2009, p. 24


Lot offered with No Reserve

Unique and important ‘Casulo’ cabinet, from the Orgânicos series

Iron, aluminum, jabuticabeira branch.
70 in (177.8 cm) high, 24 in (61 cm) diameter
Produced by Estudio Campana, Brazil. Bottom shelf incised with artists’s monogram. Together with a certificate of authenticity from Estudio Campana.

$40,000 - 60,000 


15 June 2012
New York