Brazilian Design Takes Flight at ICFF With Six Designers Worth Watching

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From the classic modernism of Sergio Rodriguez and Jorge Zalzupin to the inventiveness of the Campana Brothers, Brazilian design has a niche of its own - where craft, materiality and shape come together in very original ways.  Now a new wave of talent is set to have a chance at the international spotlight at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which runs from May 19-23 opens. As part of the RAIZ (the Portuguese word for root) project, thirteen designers will be showcasing their work at the halls of the Jacob Javits Center next week.  RAIZ is an initiative to from the furniture makers association, Sindmóveis, and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, Apex-Brasil.

Here is a look at some of the designers being shown as part of this initiative:

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Estudio Bola

This design duo is architects Flavio Borsato and Mauricio Lamosa who founded their studio in 2000 and since then have expertly navigated the fine line between signature design and the needs of the market. Their creations can be found in stores all over Brazil and soon in Europe as the design studio will soon have a branch in Milan.

Estudio Bola, "Poltrona Mexerica/Mexerica Armchair".

Estudio Bola, “Poltrona Mexerica/Mexerica Armchair”. Courtesy Estudio Bola.

Estudio Bola, "Mesa Lateral Diamante".

Estudio Bola, “Mesa Lateral Diamante”. Courtesy Estudio Bola.

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