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Details & Cataloguing

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Fernando and Humberto Campana
'PAPELÃO' SOFA, FROM THE 'PAPELÃO' COLLECTION
corrugated cardboard, chromium-plated stainless steel, leather
65.5 x 72.5 x 158.5 cm (25  3/4  x 28.5 x 62  1/2  in.)
first designed 1993, this example 2001
produced by Edra,Milan, Italy
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Literature

Maria Helena Estrada, ed., Campana, São Paulo, 2003, pp. 164, 220-239 for information about the 'Papelão' series
Fernando and Humberto Campana, Campana Brothers: The Complete Works (So Far), New York, 2010, pp. 87, 91, 254

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 rain forest, 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 to cardboard, glass, and to discarded children’s toys.

Pieces from the 'Papelão' Collection offer a new look at the cardboard boxes collected and recycled by the collectors and street dwellers of São Paulo. Transformed into luminaires, screens, tables and seats, the boxes gain new identity.

Design: Living in a Material World

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