Brazilian Design Takes Flight at ICFF With Six Designers Worth Watching
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:
Manente has had a broad range of experience in the design world, from teaching (in Brazil and Italy) to consulting on design cons for large corporations, to her own work. Her thoughtful designs are imbued with a sense of sophisticated craft interpreted through contemporary eyes. Her “Revoar Rocking” indoor swing brings fringes (that trendy fashion element) to furniture design, the leather bangs like yarns (manually made) highlighting the movement of this playful piece.