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Campana Brothers Decorative Objects

The Campana Brothers were among Brazil’s foremost contemporary furniture designers. Inspired by their country’s vernacular culture, Humberto and Fernando Campana (b. 1953; 1961–2022) combined everyday objects in unexpected ways — often waste materials like rope, cardboard, plastic tubing, and aluminum wire — to make their singular chairs, decor, lighting and other items. Their designs have been manufactured by such companies as Alessi, Swarovski and Cappellini. And they received numerous honors, including being named Designer of the Year both at Design Miami in 2008, and by Maison & Objet in Paris in 2012.

Humberto Campana was born in Rio Claro in 1953 and earned a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of São Paulo. Fernando was born in 1961 in Brotas, and graduated from the São Paulo School of Fine Arts with a bachelor’s degree in architecture.

The Campana brothers started working together in 1983, crafting furniture using their signature method of adaptive reuse. Their pieces frequently refer to Brazilian social and cultural traditions and entities. Among these are the country’s favelas, or shantytowns, that have grown up around major cities. An homage to the resourcefulness with which the residents of São Paulo’s favelas make use of the materials at hand, repurposing cast-off objects in ingenious designs and constructions, their Favela armchair is made of cast-off strips of wood (the first one was made from discarded slats from a fruit market), which are glued and nailed together seemingly at random. The end result, however, is a compact, solid and well-proportioned chair.

By 1997, some of the Campanas’ pieces were being produced and sold in Italy, including the Edra Vermelha armchair, constructed of cord handwoven around a steel frame. In 1998, the brothers became the first Brazilian designers to have their work exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Today their furniture is included in MoMA’s permanent collection and in those of numerous other major institutions, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Vitra Design Museum.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of Campana Brothers armchairs, case pieces and other furniture.

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Creator: Campana Brothers
Sticks Flower Pot in Polished Brass by Campana Brothers
By Campana Brothers, Ghidini 1961
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The new flower holder is a small abstract bush. With its delicate poetry it completes the domestic environment. Sticks frees our composite creativity, consents the play of colors, es...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Campana Brothers Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Sticks Candle Holder in Polished Brass by Campana Brothers
By Campana Brothers, Ghidini 1961
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Three crossed twigs are the memory of fire. An evocative and emotional object, a small table poetry. As always Campana Brothers take their inspiration by the lush and wild Brazilian ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Campana Brothers Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Ghidini 1961 Jack Fruit Sculptural Vase by Campana Brothers
By Campana Brothers, Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Jackfruit is a numbered vases edition, an object that for its exclusivity completes every environment with its strong sculptural presence. The vases are available in two different fi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Campana Brothers Decorative Objects

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Metal

Tornado Spiral Sculptural Vase in Bronze by Campana Brothers
By Campana Brothers, Ghidini 1961
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Spiral of brass, a dizzying vortex of reflected light. A thousand liquid rings rise from a hypothetical sea, expand and crown themselves with fragrant flowers. It’s a highly evocativ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Campana Brothers Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Ghidini 1961 Sticks Flowers Pot in Polished Brass by Campana Brothers
By Campana Brothers, Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
The new flower holder is a small abstract bush. With its delicate poetry it completes the domestic environment. Sticks frees our composite creativity, consents the play of colors, es...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Campana Brothers Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Jack Fruit Sculptural Vase in Polished Brass and Wood by Campana Brothers
By Campana Brothers, Ghidini 1961
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Jackfruit is a numbered vases edition, an object that for its exclusivity completes every environment with its strong sculptural presence. The vases are available in two different fi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Campana Brothers Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Jack Fruit Sculptural Vase in Polished Brass by Campana Brothers
By Campana Brothers, Ghidini 1961
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Jackfruit is a numbered vases edition, an object that for its exclusivity completes every environment with its strong sculptural presence. The vases are available in two different fi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Campana Brothers Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Ghidini 1961 Sticks Candleholder in Polished Brass by Campana Brothers
By Campana Brothers, Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Three crossed twigs are the memory of fire. An evocative and emotional object, a small table poetry. As always Campana Brothers take their inspiration by the lush and wild Brazilian ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Campana Brothers Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Ghidini 1961 Tornado Vase in Polished Brass by Campana Brothers
By Campana Brothers, Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Spiral of brass, a dizzying vortex of reflected light. A thousand liquid rings rise from a hypothetical sea, expand and crown themselves with fragrant flowers. It’s a highly evocativ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Campana Brothers Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Ghidini 1961 Tornado Sculptural Vase in Bronze by Campana Brothers
By Ghidini 1961, Campana Brothers
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Spiral of brass, a dizzying vortex of reflected light. A thousand liquid rings rise from a hypothetical sea, expand and crown themselves with fragrant flowers. It’s a highly evocativ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Campana Brothers Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

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Campana Brothers decorative objects for sale on 1stDibs.

Campana Brothers decorative objects are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Campana Brothers decorative objects, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original decorative objects by Campana Brothers were created in the modern style in italy during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider decorative objects by Michele de Lucchi, Marco Zanini, and Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance. Prices for Campana Brothers decorative objects can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $946 and can go as high as $13,462, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $11,702.

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