Sunday, October 5, 2008


The Brazilian brothers, Fernando and Humberto Campana, born respectively in 1961 and 1953, have injected new life into contemporary design and today their work features in dedicated exhibitions around the world : in the United States, Italy, Germany and Switzerland.
In 1998, the MOMA hosted Project 66: Campana/Ingo Maurer. The following year, the brothers were the subject of a first retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in Bahia (Brazil) and they were awarded the Georges Nelson Design Interiors prize by the American magazine Interiors.

After the dawn of the new millennium, their fame accelerated and their design acquired a veritable international reputation with pieces being integrated into the permanent collections of a number of museums, including the MOMA. From among their most successful creations, their best auctions have been generated by the doll chairs with the evocative name Sushi.
This Sushi sofa (plus 7 copies + 2 proofs and 3 prototypes) reached $ 250,000 at an auction held at Phillips de Pury in New York in December 2007.

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