campana brothers


The Campana Brothers began working together in 1983 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where they still live and work. Humberto trained to be a lawyer but gave it up to be a sculptor and Fernando studied architecture but decided to work with his brother to experiment with design and making furniture. They made their name with the development of the Favela Chair in 1991 which was made from scraps of wood found in a São Paulo slum. They went on to design the Vermelha Chair, the Cone Chair and Estela Lamp. The Campana Brothers were first noticed in 1998 by the media, when they became the first Brazilian artists to exhibit their work at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, along with German lighting designer Ingo Maurer. Their breakout design of the Vermelha chair is still their best seller. A Retrospective of their work was shown at the Design Museum, London and their pieces are regularly shown in museums around the world.