Authentic Brazilian Design

SomosDesign celebrates Brazil and Brazilian Design in all its facets. Our work is an invitation to explore and experience Brazil and the Brazilian Way of Life. The carefully selected designers and their works tell unique and inspiring stories, each capturing a part of the diverse Brazilian identity. They show a contemporary, modern but also traditional Brazil. Local raw materials, craftsmanship and a profound connect with nature create inspiring, unique and touching collections of the finest quality. The collections are showcased in temporary events throughout Europe, with selected partners, stores and galleries as well as our website.

Alva Design

Alva is a furniture and object design studio founded in 2012 and located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Minas Gerais is known for its abundance of soapstone. The material has widely been used in local architecture and sculpturing in the 17th and 18th century, being an essential part of Brazilian baroque. Alva Design early on had the idea to work with soapstone in a new and contemporary way. The result can be seen in the presented Amorfo, Itá and Three Sister lines. In the Amorfo line, the designer double explores the malleability of soapstone and plays with the quantity of emptiness of each object, the typical function of a vase. The presented Itá adds na indigenous touch. Itá is Tupi Guarani and stands for Stone or Soapstone. The insertion of wooden objects, jewelry, brass or wood links to the decorated bodies of indigenous people during rituals.

Claudia Moreira Salles

Claudia Moreira Salles graduated in 1978 at the Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial (ESDI) in Rio de Janeiro. After working at the Design Institute of Rio’s Museum of Modern Art, in a furniture project for public schools, she moved to São Paulo starting to develop more authorial projects relying on craftworks specially in wood. Claudia also designs furniture allying the simplicity and rationality of an industrial product with the richness of Brazilian native woods and the skills of the woodworkers.

Domingos Tótora

Domingos Tótora was born and raised in Maria da Fé, Minas Gerais, Brazil. After studying design in São Paulo, he returned to his hometown and embraced recycled cardboard as the key material for his work, which falls between art and design. The surrounding landscape, the colors, the effects of light and shade and his passion for nature serve as the sources of inspiration. With recycled cardboard he creates objects and sculptures where beauty is inseparable from function, granting an artistic aura to common everyday objects.

Fellicia

In 2011, Renata Piazzalunga, set up the FELLICIA brand to market products that empower local identity, craftsmanship, sustainable use of Brazilian raw materials and contemporary design. FELLICIA’s proposal is to connect these items and to perpetuate knowledge that expresses what is most authentic in each culture. The collections presented by FELLICIA are a sample of traditional techniques inherited from the immigrants to Brazil of Europe, Africa as well as indigenous America and which when introduced into Brazilian culture were subjected to adaptations typical of cultural fusions.

Instituto Campana

Founded in 2009 by Fernando and Humberto Campana, the mission of the Instituto Campana is to preserve the legacy of the Campana Brothers, using design as a transformation tool through social and educational programs. The private non-profit civil association achieves this objective through partnerships with national and foreign institutions, companies, organizations and public and private entities. One of the main attributes of the Campana Brothers work is the inspiration on traditional handcraft techniques from different parts of Brazil and the world.

MoBu Atelier

MoBu Atelier is a design studio based in São Paulo, Brazil and was launched in 2015 by Fábio Bueno Santos, Gabriel Bueno and Gustavo Moreau. MoBu is dedicated to create objects and furniture providing a realistic, playful and sensual experience with Brazilian raw materials, incorporating a part of Brazilian lifestyle and tradition into each object. Planning and Manufacturing takes place in São Paulo and the entire process follows a handcrafted and sustainable approach.

Contact

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