Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 2

Fernando & Humberto Campana, "Dolphins & Sharks Banquete Chair," 2002

$35,000Asking Price

About

Dolphins & Sharks Banquete Chair, Designed 2002 Stuffed animals hand sewn on canvas cover over brushed stainless steel structure 33.5 x 39.37 x 55.12 inches 85 x 100 x 140 cm Plush chair with stuffed animals in the form of sharks and dolphins by Brazilian brothers and design team Fernando and Humberto Campana. The Campana Brothers, Fernando (b. 1961) and Humberto (b. 1953) were born in Brotas, a city outside of São Paulo. Together, in 1983, they founded the Estudio Campana. Campana pieces are included in the permanent collections of the MoMa in New York; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris Musée Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein and the Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About Fernando and Humberto Campana (Designer)

Humberto and Fernando Campana are among Brazil’s foremost contemporary furniture designers. Inspired by their country’s vernacular culture, the brothers combine everyday objects in unexpected ways, often waste materials like rope, cardboard, plastic tubing, and aluminum wire, to make their singular creations. Their designs has 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 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.

About the Seller
No Reviews Yet
Located in New York, NY
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Established in 2007
1stDibs seller since 2014
6 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 12 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Fernando and Humberto Campana (Campana Brothers) Anemone Chair
By Edra, Fernando and Humberto Campana
Located in Kansas City, MO
Category

Early 2000s Italian Post-Modern

Materials

Steel, Plastic

Favela Chair by Fernando and Humberto Campana, Brazil or Italy, 2003, Excellent
By Edra, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Campana Brothers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Category

Early 2000s Italian Post-Modern

Materials

Wood

Cone Chair by Fernando & Humberto Campana for Edra, Italy, 1997
By Fernando and Humberto Campana
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Category

1990s Italian Post-Modern

Materials

Steel, Plexiglass

Fernando and Humberto Campana Vermelha Armchair for Edra
By Edra, Fernando and Humberto Campana
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Category

Early 2000s Italian International Style

Materials

Aluminum, Satin, Rope, Steel

Fernando and Humberto Campana Corallo Armchair for Edra
By Edra, Fernando and Humberto Campana
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Category

Early 2000s Italian International Style

Materials

Stainless Steel

21st Century Fernando & Humberto Campana Black Jenette Chair, Edra 2005
Located in CH
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern

Materials

Steel, PVC

Favela Chair by Fernando and Humberto Campana for Edra, Italy, 2003
By Edra, Fernando and Humberto Campana
Located in Madrid, ES
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Post-Modern

Materials

Pine

Favela Wooden Armchair by Humberto & Fernando Campana by Edra
By Edra, Fernando and Humberto Campana
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Category

Early 2000s Italian Post-Modern

Materials

Pine

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery