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Fernando and Humberto Campana dedicate themselves to anatomy, not dissecting human remains but dolls: “We like to play with the possibility of destroying”.
Driven by Brazilian nature, over the last few years the design of the Campana brothers is changing to art forms between those naive and horror.

It is already a few years that Fernando and Humberto Campana have dedicated themselves to anatomy, dissecting not human remains, but dolls. They have used the legs and arms of celluloid dolls as porcelain moulds, creating a table centrepiece for Bernardaud, a historical brand of Limoges, consisting of a mixture of chubby legs and arms with a gold and silver finish. Among one of their latest creations is a series of Martian creatures formed by a hybridisation of dolls, stuffed animals and robots. The conversion to horror opens a new page in their already voluminous biography, revealing a fantasy ever more disconnected from relevance and functionality. Fuelled by Brazilian nature, which they always describe as miraculous and monstrous, they are now changing from design to art forms in balance between naive and horror.

Table centrepieces evermore liberated from relevance and functionality. The work of the Campana brothers derives from processing old materials and manipulating objects of everyday life.
Dissected stuffed lion: the conversion to horror opens a new page in the already voluminous biography of the Campana brothers.
Hybridisations amongst dolls, stuffed animals and robots. The art of dissecting objects, the Campana brothers admit, is born from the desire to give justice to the materials that “tell us what they want to be transformed into”.
The constant search for new materials coincides with the desire to reutilise forms already widely used in the brothers’ design: arms and legs of dolls fit together in sections of celluloid crocodiles like moulds for porcelain.

It is already a few years that Fernando and Humberto Campana have dedicated themselves to anatomy, dissecting not human remains, but dolls. They have used the legs and arms of celluloid dolls as porcelain moulds, creating a table centrepiece for Bernardaud, a historical brand of Limoges, consisting of a mixture of chubby legs and arms with a gold and silver finish. Among one of their latest creations is a series of Martian creatures formed by a hybridisation of dolls, stuffed animals and robots. The conversion to horror opens a new page in their already voluminous biography, revealing a fantasy ever more disconnected from relevance and functionality. Fuelled by Brazilian nature, which they always describe as miraculous and monstrous, they are now changing from design to art forms in balance between naive and horror.

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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.