• Campana

    Polifonia Campana | 05.11 - 21.01.2023

     

  • Campana brothers' work trespasses the boundaries of our everyday lives and design practices. With the capacity to adventure in other fields and to experiment new techniques, the duo goes from industrial design for major international furniture brands to limited edition pieces, from materials research to creating authentic art pieces. Their irrational approach, together with an ethical vision of design, leads to a limited use of technology and to privileging recycled resources. Here we see a departure from a rigid interpretation of design, materials and construction processes which characterizes any of their productions.
     
    Since 1984, the designers have created iconic products using recycled and natural ‘ingredients’ in a triumph of shapes and colors. When considering the ingenuity, the use of unusual fabrics and real stuffed animals, the short-circuit between message and form, we can say that the Campana’s story is a Brazilian story, representing somehow the fascinating and peculiar mix of cultures of the country. Estudio Campana, based in the residential area of Vila Anglo Brasileira of São Paulo, has always given various forms and various meanings to the word 'transformation' turning ordinary objects into precious ones – with this last project titled “Polyphony”, we are witnessing a transformation of a collection of objects in a collection of works of art. Pioneers of recycling, reusage and assemblage, the Campana have always revisited the construction system of their pieces, so also after so many years, in a totally different scenario, Fernando and Humberto stick to this unique approach to create objects, which are now presented under the status of works of art, for the first collaboration with renown Brazilian contemporary art gallery, Luciana Brito.
     
    This recent collaboration with Luciana Brito Gallery stands as a new experience, and the first for the studio, with an art gallery. Renewing its programs and exhibitions, Luciana Brito Gallery has relocated to Residência Castor Delgado Perez, an outstanding building designed in 1958 by the architect Rino Levi with the collaboration of Brazilian master Roberto Burle Marx, for its remarkable gardens. In tight and trilling dialogue with the architecture, such a place where indoor and outdoor play a game within each other merging one another, and light dominates totally by ruling the space, this project could not be of higher charm for the two creatives. A proper gem of São Paulo's cultural heritage and a treasure for architecture lovers, Residência Castor Delgado Perez became the core of the gallery’s transformation, pivotal in bridging culture within a residential landscape. Thanks to Burle Marx’s unique signature style of creating domestic gardens that seem to trespass and spill into the interiors as well as Luciana Brito Gallery's new vision of displaying contemporary art while immersing it in the surrounding urban context, Campanas’ works - most of them conceived and produced for the occasion - can be truthfully displayed, boundless and overflowing.
     
    At the intersection between art and design, the site-specific works that the fratelli showcase at Luciana Brito space present a plurality of typology of pieces, materials, processes and techniques, in an assortment in which you can read their whole career, mirroring once again a bridge between the disciplines of art and design. From the Terracotta pieces, a series of primitive-looking clay small tables in a material highly appreciated by Campanas, to the surreal and wild bench Esse Banco which includes the beloved brass animals at the two sides, from the nature-inspired 70 centimeters high chandelier Babel, to the almost two meters Cocar vase, a stainless-steel piece that resembles to some indigenous crowns. Extravagant and legendary Campanas’ pieces explore and push boundaries; in this collection, we see also the use of a light textile for the Botanica curtainwith its vivid color-blocks fuchsia and purple to the sculptures by Fernando Campana, such as a doll dressed with plastic toys and the miniature of a city becoming the base for a big bowl, to the light and refreshing Cerca screen, a room divider in the combination of tropical leaves and stainless steel. A series of tables in terracotta tiles names Cobogó enriches this so-called residential project, where the Campana though about all the necessary pieces to furnish this beautiful house/gallery, with the bronze Cratera sofa at the entrance to an exceptional (and pretty much distinctive) Corallo bed. Trespassing the rules of design to look at the ones of art, all these objects will inhabit the gallery as would be a real home.
     
    In 2024, the Campana brothers will celebrate 40 years of their studio's activity, 40 years of artistic expression and boundless research, narrated with extreme freedom in different fields. Since the inception of the studio in 2009, their vision of design has always been peculiar and pretty much close to real people lives; the slant of sharing, building together, spreading hope via the dignity brought the Campana to create the foundation of Instituto Campana with which they carry out a solid program to concretely help uncomfortable inhabitants by collaborating in craftmanship workshops in order to create special objects and much more. Here we see design as a form of beneficial, social transformation. The Institute aims at maintaining and encouraging local traditions by teaching children in needs that yes, there is a way out – the one of creativity. It is comforting to know that some of these beautifully crafted pieces come out of one of these workshops, as helping and giving opportunities are not only just ideas but a hope without borders.

     

     

    Maria Cristina Didero

  • C A M P A N A “Prenúncio”, 2022 bronze 65 x 42 Ø cm 25.59 x 16.53 Ø in...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Prenúncio”, 2022
    bronze
    65 x 42 Ø cm
    25.59 x 16.53 Ø in
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  • "We are storytellers. The idea is to give soul to the objects to always tell a story! And this story has to be about my country"

     

    Humberto Campana

  • C A M P A N A “Sopro na argila I”, 2022 terracota e pintura envelhecida terracotta, aged paint 40,5...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Sopro na argila I”, 2022

    terracota e pintura envelhecida

    terracotta, aged paint

    40,5 x 26 x 26 cm
    15.94 x 10.24 x 10.24 in

    Ed 3/4  + 2 P.A.

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  • C A M P A N A “Sopro na argila II”, 2022 terracota e folha de estanho terracotta, tin foil...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Sopro na argila II”, 2022
    terracota e folha de estanho
    terracotta, tin foil
    51 x 43 Ø cm
    20.08 x 16.93 Ø in

    Ed 1/4  + 2 P.A.

  • C A M P A N A “Sopro na argila III”, 2022 terracota terracotta 49,5 x 30,5 x 30,5 cm...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Sopro na argila III”, 2022
    terracota
    terracotta
    49,5 x 30,5 x 30,5 cm
    19.49 x 12.01 x 12.01 in

    Ed 1/4  + 2 P.A.

  • C A M P A N A “Sopro na argila VII”, 2022 terracota e bambu terracotta, bamboo 72,5 x 29,5...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Sopro na argila VII”, 2022
    terracota e bambu
    terracotta, bamboo
    72,5 x 29,5 Ø cm
    28.54 x 11.61 Ø in
    Ed 1/4 + 2 P.A.
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  • C A M P A N A “Sopro na argila V”, 2022 terracota terracotta 49,5 x 27 Ø cm 19.49...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Sopro na argila V”, 2022
    terracota
    terracotta
    49,5 x 27 Ø cm
    19.49 x 10.63 Ø in

    Ed 1/4 + 2 P.A.

  • C A M P A N A “Sopro na argila XII”, 2022 terracota terracotta 46 x 50 x 22,5 cm...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Sopro na argila XII”, 2022
    terracota
    terracotta
    46 x 50 x 22,5 cm
    18.11 x 19.68 x 8.86 in
    Ed 1/4 + 2 P.A.
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  • C A M P A N A “Sopro na argila XVI”, 2022 terracota e madeira terracotta, wood 47,5 x 48...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Sopro na argila XVI”, 2022
    terracota e madeira
    terracotta, wood
    47,5 x 48 Ø cm
    18.7 x 18.9 Ø in
    Ed 1/4 + 2 P.A.
  • C A M P A N A “Sopro na argila IX”, 2022 terracota e folha de estanho terracotta, tin foil...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Sopro na argila IX”, 2022

    terracota e folha de estanho

    terracotta, tin foil

    60 x 24,5 Ø cm

    23.62 x 9.65 Ø in

    Ed 1/4 + 2 P.A.
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    • Campana Sopro na argila XXII, 2022 terracota e couro terracotta, leather 49,5 x 38 Ø cm 19.49 x 14.96 Ø in Ed 1/4 + 2 P.A.
      Campana
      Sopro na argila XXII, 2022
      terracota e couro
      terracotta, leather
      49,5 x 38 Ø cm
      19.49 x 14.96 Ø in
      Ed 1/4 + 2 P.A.
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    • Campana Sopro na argila IV, 2022 terracota terracotta 51 x 50,5 x 30,5 cm 20.08 x 19.88 x 12.01 in Ed 1/4 + 2 P.A.
      Campana
      Sopro na argila IV, 2022
      terracota
      terracotta
      51 x 50,5 x 30,5 cm
      20.08 x 19.88 x 12.01 in
      Ed 1/4 + 2 P.A.
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    • Campana Sopro na argila XXI, 2022 terracota terracotta 48 x 50 Ø cm 18.9 x 19.68 Ø in Ed 1/4 + 2 P.A.
      Campana
      Sopro na argila XXI, 2022
      terracota
      terracotta
      48 x 50 Ø cm
      18.9 x 19.68 Ø in
      Ed 1/4 + 2 P.A.
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  • C A M P A N A “Sopro na argila XIX”, 2022 terracota e folha de estanho terracotta, tin foil...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Sopro na argila XIX”, 2022

    terracota e folha de estanho

    terracotta, tin foil

    50 x 69 x 30 cm

    19.68 x 59.05 x 3.94 in
    Ed 1/4 + 2 P.A.
  • C A M P A N A “Luminária João de Barro”, 2022 terracota, aço, madeira terracotta, steel, wood 154 x...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Luminária João de Barro”, 2022
    terracota, aço, madeira
    terracotta, steel, wood
    154 x 37,5 Ø cm
    60.63 x 14.76 Ø in

    Ed 1/4 + 2 P.A.

    • Campana Etérea I, 2022 aço inoxidável stainless steel 150 x 70 Ø cm 59.05 x 27.56 Ø in
      Campana
      Etérea I, 2022
      aço inoxidável
      stainless steel
      150 x 70 Ø cm
      59.05 x 27.56 Ø in
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    • Campana Etérea II, 2022 aço e pintura epoxi steel, epoxi paint 127 x 67 Ø cm 50 x 26.38 Ø in
      Campana
      Etérea II, 2022
      aço e pintura epoxi
      steel, epoxi paint
      127 x 67 Ø cm
      50 x 26.38 Ø in
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    • Campana Mesa Jantar Cobogó - Vazado, 2022 ferro e cerâmica iron and ceramic 72 x 150 x 109 cm 28.35 x 59.05 x 42.91 in
      Campana
      Mesa Jantar Cobogó - Vazado, 2022
      ferro e cerâmica
      iron and ceramic
      72 x 150 x 109 cm
      28.35 x 59.05 x 42.91 in
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    • Campana Mesa Jantar Cobogó - Preenchido, 2022 ferro, cerâmica e cimento iron, ceramic, cement 72 x 150 x 109 cm 28.35 x 59.05 x 42.91 in
      Campana
      Mesa Jantar Cobogó - Preenchido, 2022
      ferro, cerâmica e cimento
      iron, ceramic, cement
      72 x 150 x 109 cm
      28.35 x 59.05 x 42.91 in
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  • "The search for vernacular elements, such as clay and bamboo, is a search for essence. What is standard is useful, of course, but you also have to think about poetry, community, social and environmental responsibility."


    Fernando and Humberto Campana
  • C A M P A N A “Chandelier Bambu”, 2022 bambu bamboo 70 x 50 Ø cm 27.56 x 19.68...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Chandelier Bambu”, 2022
    bambu
    bamboo
    70 x 50 Ø cm
    27.56 x 19.68 Ø in
    Ed 1/3
  • C A M P A N A “Biombo Cerca” bambu e aço inox bamboo and stainless steel 170 x 110...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Biombo Cerca”
    bambu e aço inox
    bamboo and stainless steel
    170 x 110 x 25 cm
    66.93 x 43.31 x 9.84 in
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  • C A M P A N A “Vaso Cocar”, 2019 aço inoxidável stainless steel 180 x 140 Ø cm 70.87...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Vaso Cocar”, 2019
    aço inoxidável
    stainless steel
    180 x 140 Ø cm
    70.87 x 55.12 Ø in
  • C A M P A N A “Vaso Foguete”, 2022 aço inoxidável stainless steel 120 x 60 x 60 cm...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Vaso Foguete”, 2022
    aço inoxidável
    stainless steel
    120 x 60 x 60 cm
    47.24 x 23.62 x 23.62 in
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  • C A M P A N A Sem título | Untitled, 2022 tinta sobre papel ink on paper 76 x...
     
    C A M P A N A
    Sem título | Untitled, 2022
    tinta sobre papel
    ink on paper
    76 x 106 x 5 cm
    31.10 x 41.73 x 1.97 Ø in
  • C A M P A N A “Sofá Cratera”, 2022 isopor e couro polystyrene, leather 90 x 243 x 110...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Sofá Cratera”, 2022
    isopor e couro
    polystyrene, leather
    90 x 243 x 110 cm
    35.43 x 95.67 x 43.31 in
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  • C A M P A N A “Cama Corallo”, 2019 aço e pintura epoxi steel, epoxy paint 110 x 240...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Cama Corallo”, 2019
    aço e pintura epoxi
    steel, epoxy paint
    110 x 240 x 140 cm
    43.31 x 94.49 x 55.12 in
  • C A M P A N A “O que restou...”, 2022 carvão, madeira e espelho bronze coal, wood, bronze mirror...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “O que restou...”, 2022
    carvão, madeira e espelho bronze
    coal, wood, bronze mirror
    50 x 150 x 10 cm
    19.68 x 59.05 x 3.94 in
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  • C A M P A N A “Escultura”, 2015 chumbo, plástico, madeira, resina lead, plastic, wood, resin 22 x 24...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Escultura”, 2015

    chumbo, plástico, madeira, resina

    lead, plastic, wood, resin

    22 x 24 x 24 cm

    8.66 x 9.45 x 9.45 in

    • Campana Escultura, 2014 chumbo, plástico, madeira, resina lead, plastic, wood, resin 28 x 24 x 28 cm 11.02 x 9.45 x 11.02 in
      Campana
      Escultura, 2014
      chumbo, plástico, madeira, resina
      lead, plastic, wood, resin
      28 x 24 x 28 cm
      11.02 x 9.45 x 11.02 in
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    • Campana Escultura, 2014 chumbo, plástico, madeira, resina lead, plastic, wood, resin 34 x 30 x 16 cm 13.39 x 11.81 x 6.3 in
      Campana
      Escultura, 2014
      chumbo, plástico, madeira, resina
      lead, plastic, wood, resin
      34 x 30 x 16 cm
      13.39 x 11.81 x 6.3 in
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  • C A M P A N A “Esse Banco”, 2022 pele e metal metal, skin 57 x 244 x 128...
     
    C A M P A N A
    “Esse Banco”, 2022
    pele e metal
    metal, skin
    57 x 244 x 128 cm
    22.44 x 96.06 x 50.39 in
    Ed 1/3 + 2 P.A.
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