Fernando Campana and Humberto Campana - Design Masters New York Tuesday, December 14, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Eliana Santos Thomeu, São Paulo, Brazil

  • Exhibited

    Eliana Santos Thomeu, 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 Campana’s Casulo (Cocoon or Seed Pod) cabinet launched their Organicos 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


Unique and important “Casulo” cabinet

Iron, aluminum, jabuticabeira branch.
70 in. (177.8 cm.) high, 24 in. (61 cm.) diameter
Produced by Estudio Campana, Brazil. From the Orgânicos series. Together with a certificate of authenticity from Estudio Campana.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Design Masters

15 December 2010
New York