The brothers Humberto (b.1953) and Fernando Campana (b.1961) are designers based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Their studio, Estudio Campana, works in partnership with local communities, factories, and industries to create pieces that celebrate the bright colours and rich textures of their native country. Adopting an environmental ethos, the brothers utilise everyday, found materials, reinventing them to achieve simple solutions that do not compromise on aesthetic or design.
In 2019, their São Paulo-based studio celebrates its 35th anniversary acknowledged internationally as pioneers of disruptive design, which led them to create a ground-breaking language in their field. Proudly rooted in Brazilian culture and traditions, their work carries universal values in its core, such as freedom and human dignity, by encouraging the search for your own identity through our life experiences.
Their creative process raises everyday materials to nobility, bringing not only creativity to design, but also Brazilian characteristics – the colors, the mixtures, the creative chaos – the triumph of simple solutions, in an artistic and poetic way.
The brothers gained international attention when they became the first Brazilian artists to exhibit their work at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in 1998. They are the recipients of numerous awards, including the Ordre des Arts et Lettre from the Ministry of Culture in France and the Order of Cultural Merit in Brazil. Their designs are included in the permanent collections of renowned cultural institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. They have also been the subject of several exhibitions including one at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in 2008.
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