At the 2008 edition of the design fair Design Miami, the Brazilian designers Humberto and Fernando Campana received the Designer of the Year Award. In keeping with Design Miami tradition, the Campana brothers created an installation for the fair.
VernissageTV spoke with Humberto and Fernando Campana at the HSBC VIP lounge, which they also designed. In the first part of the interview, the Campana brothers talk about their design philosophy, how they were influenced by their home country Brazil, and the topics that play an important part in their design practice.
Humberto and Fernando Campana were born in 1953 and 1961. They have different backgrounds: Humbeto was trained in law, Fernando in architecture. They began began designing furniture together in the mid-1980s. Inspired by their home city São Paolo, they have been combining high and low tech processes and using “poor” materials. Their designs have been manufactured by leading Italian companies, including Edra, Alessi and Cappellini.
Interview with Fernando and Humberto Campana, part 1/2. Design Miami 2008. December 2, 2008.
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