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Fernando and Humberto Campana

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
Sold
18,750 GBP
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Description

  • Fernando and Humberto Campana
  • 'Cake' Stool
  • embroidered CAMPANA / CAKE STOOL # 095/150
    from an edition of 150 + 5 AP
  • stuffed animal toys, canvas, brushed stainless steel
  • 64 x 140 x 130 cm (25  1/4  x 55  1/8  x 51  1/4  in.)

Provenance

Friedman Benda, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Fernando and Humberto Campana, Campana Brothers: The Complete Works (So Far), New York, 2010, p. 286

Catalogue Note

These pieces are not merely items of furniture, they are works of art. They are visions that show the variety that exists in the home country of the Campana Brothers – Brazil. A country where the metropolitan jungle sits side by side with the rainforest, where extreme poverty lives next door to economic progress. These two designers, Fernando and Humberto, are artists who revel in the ability to recycle everyday materials, from plastic bottles and cardboard, to glass and discarded children’s toys. The ‘Cake’ stool has been created out of plush animals, which have been hand-sewn onto canvas stretched over a stainless steel structure. This is a fun object, yet it communicates a serious message linked to the fragility of Brazil’s natural landscape and the nation’s endangered species.
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