Humberto Campana: Rio Claro - São Paulo, 1953 Fernando Campana: Brotas - São Paulo, 1961
The Campana brothers are internationally recognized for their innovative design and art works, whose themes mainly concern our relationships with everyday objects. Art and Design become melded and intertwined in the work of the two artists.
The brothers gained worldwide recognition for creating furniture and design objects of extreme sophistication, produced aesthetically from ordinary, low-cost materials that are often discarded as industrial waste or refuse. They explore different approaches for the manufacture of furniture, using materials and techniques that are often quite simple.
In addition to aesthetic and material experimentation, the Campana brothers also draw inspiration from the popular Brazilian repertoire, reviving handcrafted manual processes and working with communities of artisans.
International recognition came in the late 1990s, with the exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Presently, the Campana Studio works in partnership with many stores, factories and communities, always looking for innovation in their works and promoting social and cultural projects through the Campana Institute.
The main prizes received by the duo include the First Prize of the Brazilian Furniture Industry Association; the George Nelson Design Award from Interiors Magazine; The Special Award from the Museu da Casa Brasileira, the Nombre d’Or, from the Salon du Meuble in Paris; and the First Prize at the Valencia International Furniture Fair.