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The Campana Brothers are among Brazil’s foremost contemporary furniture designers. Inspired by their country’s vernacular culture, Humberto and Fernando Campana combine everyday objects in unexpected ways, often waste materials like rope, cardboard, plastic tubing, and aluminum wire, to make their singular creations. Their designs have been manufactured by such companies as Alessi, Swarovski and Cappellini. And they have 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 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 chairs, case pieces and other furniture.

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Creator: Campana Brothers
Limited Edition 'Sobreiro' Armchair by the Campana Brothers, Brazil, 2018
By Campana Brothers
Located in Utrecht, NL
Made in limited edition of only 150, the “Sobreiro” (Portuguese for cork oak tree) armchair is part of the small exclusive Sobreiro Collection of cork furniture designed by the Campa...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Campana Brothers Seating

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Cork

Fernando and Humberto Campana Vermelha Armchair for Edra
By Campana Brothers, Edra
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Vermelha armchair designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana for Edra. Epox painted steel frame. Seat in cotton and acrylic rope in the red colors. Satin aluminum feet.  
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Early 2000s Italian Other Campana Brothers Seating

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Aluminum, Steel

Campana Brothers “Boa” Sofa Brazilian Design for Edra, Italy, Velvet Fabric 2002
By Campana Brothers, Edra
Located in Antwerp, BE
Campana brothers; Boa sofa; Brazilian design, Edra, Italy, 2000's; Boa sofa by Brazillian duo Fernando and Humberto Campana (Campana Brothers) for Italian manufacturing company Ed...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Campana Brothers Seating

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Velvet, Foam, Down, Feathers

Vermelha Chair by the Campana Brothers for Edra
By Campana Brothers, Edra
Located in New York, NY
Using a simple steel frame, the Vermelha lounge chair is composed of 500 meters of special silver rope with an acrylic core that is twisted hundreds of times to overlap in engaging a...
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2010s Italian Modern Campana Brothers Seating

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Steel

Fernando and Humberto Campana “Vitória Régia” Coffee table Bench Loveseat
By Campana Brothers
Located in London, GB
2006 EVA, rubber, fabric, tubular stainless steel. Measures: 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high, 49 1/2 in. (125.7 cm) diameter. Manufactured by Estudio Campana, Brazil. Signe underside with met...
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Early 2000s South American Minimalist Campana Brothers Seating

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Foam

Fernando and Humberto Campana (Campana Brothers) Anemone Chair
By Campana Brothers, Edra
Located in Kansas City, MO
Fernando and Humberto Campana Anemone chair manufactured by Edra. Brazil/Italy, 2001. Special hollow tubes in plastic are handwoven methodically and screw-attached to the corolla-sha...
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Early 2000s Italian Post-Modern Campana Brothers Seating

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Steel

Jenette Chair by Estudio Campana for Edra
By Campana Brothers, Edra
Located in Vlimmeren, BE
This special chair Jenette, was designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana for Edra. Thanks to its flexible back, this chair molded in polyurethane with metal armor is a link between...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Campana Brothers Seating

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Metal

Fernando and Humberto Campana, "Bolotas Armchair 'Red' ", 2018
By Campana Brothers
Located in New York, NY
Fernando and Humberto Campana [Brazilian, b. 1961,1953] Bolotas Armchair (Red), 2018 Sheep's wool and Ipê wood 41.25 x 43.25 x 33.5 inches 105 x 110 x 85 cm Edition of 8 Introduced ...
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2010s Campana Brothers Seating

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Sheepskin, Wool, Wood

Fernando and Humberto Campana, "Bolotas Puff 'Red'", 2018
By Campana Brothers
Located in New York, NY
Fernando and Humberto Campana [Brazilian, b. 1961,1953] Bolotas Puff (Red), 2018 Sheep's wool and Ipê wood 19.75 x 35.5 x 35.5 inches 50 x 90 x 90 cm Edition of 8 Introduced during ...
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2010s Campana Brothers Seating

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Fur, Sheepskin

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Ebonized Oak "P60 L" Chair by Robin Berrewaerts, Belgium 2022
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Woven Wicker Bird's Nest Chair in the Manner of Isamu Kenmochi, Europe, ca 1960s
Located in Utrecht, NL
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Pair of Limited Edition Menno Dieperink Floor Lamps, the Netherlands, 1983
By Menno Dieperink
Located in Utrecht, NL
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Previously Available Items
Fernando & Humberto Campana, "Bolotas Armchair (Apple)", 2020
By Campana Brothers
Located in New York, NY
Fernando and Humberto Campana [Brazilian, b. 1961, 1953] Bolotas Armchair (Apple), 2020 Sheep's wool and Ipê wood 42 x 44 x 34 inches 105 x 110 x 85 cm
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Estudio Campana for Edra, Favela Chair, Brazillian Design, Contemporary, 2000'
By Campana Brothers, Edra
Located in Antwerp, BE
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Early 2000s Brazilian Post-Modern Campana Brothers Seating

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Edra "Boa" Sofa by Campana Brothers
By Campana Brothers
Located in Antwerp, BE
The famous 'Boa' sofa designed by the Campana brothers for EDRA consists of 120 meters of velvet tubes 355w x 190d x 65h cm
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H 25.6 in. W 139.77 in. D 74.81 in.
Fernando and Humberto Campana “Boa” Sofa for Edra, Italy, 2002
By Campana Brothers, Edra
Located in Miami, FL
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Sofa Boa by the Brothers Campana for Edra
By Campana Brothers, Edra
Located in Brussels, BE
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  • Sofa Boa by the Brothers Campana for Edra
H 25.6 in. W 63 in. D 118.12 in.
Edra Cipria Sofa by Fernando and Humberto Campana
By Campana Brothers
Located in Antwerp, BE
Nine pillows reminiscent of powder puffs attached to an invisible structure of tubular metal. A contemporary sofa that provides multiple possibilities for seating—both formal and in...
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Early 2000s European Campana Brothers Seating

  • Edra Cipria Sofa by Fernando and Humberto Campana
  • Edra Cipria Sofa by Fernando and Humberto Campana
  • Edra Cipria Sofa by Fernando and Humberto Campana
  • Edra Cipria Sofa by Fernando and Humberto Campana
H 32.29 in. W 86.62 in. D 44.89 in.
Vermelha Chair by Fernando and Humberto Campana, Circa 1999
By Campana Brothers
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Vermelha chair by Fernando and Humberto Campana Circa 1999 Magnificent Vermelha chair by Fernando and Humberto Campana 1999, the chair finished with 500 meters of silver rope on a...
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1990s Brazilian Futurist Campana Brothers Seating

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Violet Anemone Chair by Fernando and Humberto Campana for Edra, Italy, 2001
By Campana Brothers, Edra
Located in Vienna, AT
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Campana Brothers Seating

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Humberto & Fernando Favela in Pine Wood Armchair by Edra, 2003
By Campana Brothers, Edra
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Favela armchair in pine wood by Humberto & Fernando Campana. Edra production, 2003, Italy. Excellent condition.
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Early 2000s Italian Post-Modern Campana Brothers Seating

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Fernando & Humberto Campana, "Panda Puff", Seat, Ottoman, Stuffed Animals, 2010
By Campana Brothers
Located in New York, NY
Fernando and Humberto Campana [Brazilian, b. 1961, 1953] Panda Puff, 2010 Stuffed animals hand-sewn on canvas cover over brushed stainless steel structure 17.72 x 31.5 x 31.5 inches ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Campana Brothers Seating

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Vermelha Chair by Fernando and Humberto Campana for Edra, Red Rope, Aluminum
By Campana Brothers, Edra
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rare Vermelha chair by Fernando and Humberto Campana for Edra. Red rope covers the powder coated steel and aluminum frame. Very good condition. Brothers, Fernando (born 1961) and Hu...
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Campana Brothers Seating

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Fernando and Humberto Campana Corallo Sofa
By Campana Brothers, Edra
Located in Lucca, IT
A sofa is by the Campana Brothers from irregular weave of stainless steel wire and painted with a with color epoxy paint. Each piece of wire has been bent and soldered by hand and th...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Campana Brothers Seating

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  • Fernando and Humberto Campana Corallo Sofa
  • Fernando and Humberto Campana Corallo Sofa
  • Fernando and Humberto Campana Corallo Sofa
  • Fernando and Humberto Campana Corallo Sofa
H 32.68 in. W 59.85 in. D 35.83 in.

Campana Brothers seating for sale on 1stDibs

Campana Brothers Seats are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Campana Brothers seating collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 0 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Campana Brothers' original seating was created in the Modern style in Italy during the 21st Century and Contemporary. Many customers also consider seating by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Missoni and Flexform if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for Campana Brothers seating can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $NaN and tops out at $NaN, while pieces like these can sell for $NaN on average.

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