Hot Brazilian and Finnish furniture design
in the DDCs two new exhibitions, Zest for Life and
Assume a round chair... . The exhibitions are open 15 February
- 5 June 2005.
With the two main exhibitions Zest for Life Fernando and
Humberto Campana and Assume a round chair... Eero Aarnio
the Danish Design Centre presents works by two of todays hottest
designer names, the Campana brothers from Brazil and Eero Aarnio from
With their furniture Fernando and Humberto Campana have created a new
style and aesthetics. A recurrent theme in their work is cheap mundane
materials which they treat with a degree of respect that is normally
only afforded the precious and the rare with added humour, an
equally rare feature in international furniture design. In the
brothers own words: We make a kind of deviation by using
existing industrial materials that have been forgotten by consumers,
and then adapt them for our projects. This is a thin and dangerous line
that can transform design into something kitsch or folksy. It has to
have a balance.
With his minimalist expression and his tight geometric shapes, Eero
Arnio may at first appear the complete opposite to the Campana brothers,
but the two Brazilian brothers and the Finnish design icon have strong
common features: Originality, humour, spontaneity and the ability to
hit us right between the eyes.
Additional information: Birgitta Capetillo, tel +45 33 69 33 09, +45
33 69 33 69, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Nanna Schacht, tel +45 33 69 33 08, email@example.com.
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