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Brazilian brothers, Fernando and Humberto Campana, are known around the world as essential figures in the design and art world. They are exemplary representatives of the concept that masterful works can be the result of creativity and artisan practice, inspired by the natural surroundings and contradictions of a country like Brazil. At the beginning of any creative journey, before the unusual discoveries, the selection of raw, common, and often salvaged materials, the brothers have an eye for seeing past banality. Bruno Molinari referred to this view as the “what else could this be?” approach.

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Animal centre table, made of marquetry and brass tube framework, The Campana Brothers.

In their hands, wicker joins patchwork of varying hues, brass shaped like crocodiles from Pantanal, Northern Brazil’s swamp area, infested with Kaiman Jacaré. Fur scraps from Fendi and recycled stuffed animals become comfortable, tufted armchairs. Fernando and Humberto never miss the chance to reconfirm the importance of genius loci. Despite the fact that they travel the world, it constantly brings them back to Brazil where they can nurture their ingenuity, working with their hands to create impromptu objects from fresh sketches.

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Animal centre table, black, made of marquetry and brass tube framework, The Campana Brothers.
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Edward Scissorhands side table White, made of burnished bronze and calacatta marble. The Campana Brothers, 2014.
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Ofidia mirror, made of cast bronze. The Campana Brothers, 2015.
Ofidia table, made of cast bronze. The Campana Brothers, 2015.
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Bolotas armchair, made of brown sheepskin. The Campana Brothers, 2015.
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Sushi mirror, made of felt, rubber, carpet and EVA. Ocean Collection, The Campana Brothers with Carpenters Workshop Gallery, 2013.

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Brazilian brothers, Fernando and Humberto Campana, are known around the world as essential figures in the design and art world. They are exemplary representatives of the concept that masterful works can be the result of creativity and artisan practice, inspired by the natural surroundings and contradictions of a country like Brazil. At the beginning of any creative journey, before the unusual discoveries, the selection of raw, common, and often salvaged materials, the brothers have an eye for seeing past banality. Bruno Molinari referred to this view as the “what else could this be?” approach. In their hands, wicker joins patchwork of varying hues, brass shaped like crocodiles from Pantanal, Northern Brazil’s swamp area, infested with Kaiman Jacaré. Fur scraps from Fendi and recycled stuffed animals become comfortable, tufted armchairs. Fernando and Humberto never miss the chance to reconfirm the importance of genius loci.  Despite the fact that they travel the world, it constantly brings them back to Brazil where they can nurture their ingenuity, working with their hands to create impromptu objects from fresh sketches.

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The Moodboarders is a glance into the design world, which, in all of its facets, captures the extraordinary even within the routine. It is a measure of the times. It is an antenna sensitive enough to pick-up on budding trends, emerging talents and neglected aesthetics. Instead of essays, we use brief tales to tune into the rhythm of our world. We travelled for a year without stopping, and seeing as the memory of this journey has not faded, we have chosen to edit a printed copy. We eliminated anything episodic, ephemeral or fading, maintaining a variety of articles that flow, without losing the element of surprise, the events caught taking place, and the creations having just bloomed.