The Best of Collectible Design – Campana Brothers

I Lobo You is completely head over heels for collectible design, and the Campana Brothers are the best of the best! Recognized to be one of the masters of the great art that is the collectible design, both brothers do the wonders of the avid art lovers.

Campana Brothers, Fernando, and Humberto are Brazilian designers whose work incorporates the idea of transformation and reinvention. The duo gives preciousness to poor, mundane or common materials transforming them into furniture, installations, interiors or products; while simultaneously expressing their South American roots through color, rich textures and creative chaos resulting in a triumph of simple solutions.

Let’s have a look at some of their best collectible design work.

The Brazilian Baroque Collection

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Small Egg Stool, made of silvered bronze and mohair velvet.

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A more detailed look at the Small Egg Stool, where you can see the flower motives, made of silvered bronze.

This Brazilian Baroque collection takes its inspiration from the intensively decorative art and sumptuous Baroque style of the 17th and 18th centuries, combined with the Campana Brothers’ own take on Brazilian art and culture.

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Numa Sofa, an incredible sofa made of gilded bronze with upholstery of eco fur.

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Look at intricate details of the gilded bronze.

The Brazilian Baroque collection introduces a strongly theatrical, gothic and sensual element to the Campana Brothers’ distinctive style. The pieces on show revel in a sense of luxury, channeling the glories of the Rococo period and its sumptuous gold and bronze decoration.

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Each piece is made by craftsmen in a Roman workshop, specializing in bronze work, demonstrating magnificent skill in welding together a jumble of decorative motifs – keys, leaves, cupids, and women figures – to create organic and playful shapes which are combined with other materials. The Campana Brothers’ fascination with the natural world and their attention to detail can be clearly seen, for example, in the tiny, detailed faces and women bodies, which can be seen on the Pamphilj Ceiling Lamp.

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Made entirely of handcrafted gilded bronze, the Pamphilj Lamp is a true tribute to craftsmanship.

 

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The Notturno I Collection

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The series of Bacteria lighting fixtures feature swirling patterns which have been used to make perforated shades from brass sheets.

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Bacteria Floor Lamp, handmade using sheets of brass.

The designers said that this collection serves as an investigation into their combined creative processes which are driven by the diverse mixture of cultures, language, and architecture that coexist in their home city of São Paulo.

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The Bacteria Ceiling Lamp, completely handcrafted out of brass sheets.

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“São Paulo is a cubist city, a city full of overlapping stories that become entangled and it is in my efforts to abstract the urban landscape and its three-dimensional sequences that my designs come into being,” explained Fernando Campana.

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