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Campana Brothers John Madejski Garden

Excellent Video of the Installation Process of The celebrated Brazilian design duo, the Campana Brothers, with their special commission in the John Madejski Garden.

http://vimeo.com/16613126

Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana transformed the John Madejski Garden with a unique installation exploring the use of bamboo, a material often featured in their work. The installation also included a new outdoor edition of their ‘Vitoria Regia’ seats, specially designed to mark the V&A’s 150th anniversary. These were inspired by the giant water lilies found in the Amazon and named in Queen Victoria’s honor.

(Courtesy of Albion Gallery – V&A Commission)

Campana Brothers John Madejski Garden

Excellent Video of the Installation Process of The celebrated Brazilian design duo, the Campana Brothers, with their special commission in the John Madejski Garden.

http://vimeo.com/16613126

Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana transformed the John Madejski Garden with a unique installation exploring the use of bamboo, a material often featured in their work. The installation also included a new outdoor edition of their ‘Vitoria Regia’ seats, specially designed to mark the V&A’s 150th anniversary. These were inspired by the giant water lilies found in the Amazon and named in Queen Victoria’s honor.

(Courtesy of Albion Gallery – V&A Commission)

People walk past a cow sculpture in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil- November 2011.
Life-sized cow sculptures are displayed on the streets around the town during the global
art event called “Cow Parade”.

For further information please view below web site:

https://www.facebook.com/SensoriCow

http://www.kubearquitetura.com.br

Kube Arquitetura – Brazilian Architect: Juliana Neves worked on a project of the Sensoricow that produces sounds and the release of aroma.

Furniture Design – Bahia Chair Bonfim

London Base Design Studio: 20Age does exquisite modern classics refurbishing of historic furniture pieces by today’s most exciting designers. The Bahia Chair Design was created with the vintage Parker Knoll wingback it is covered in 5,000 Brazilian Bonfim ribbons, usually worn around the wrist for good luck and also hung as an art piece in the interior space of your home. The fabric colors are vibrant and warm. The base and top colors showing the yellow velvet cord and green checked cotton with the final touch of turquoise buttons to complete the final design and incorporating the lucky charm of the Bonfim.

For stores and further information please view below web site: http://20age.com

History of Brazilian Wish Bracelets - Bahia Bands

Bahia Bands~ Also known as Brazilian Wish Bracelets, they are a 200 year-old tradition from Brazil. These ribbons of Bonfim are said to bring good luck to those who adhere to the tradition. Nowadays, the Bahia Bands are worn as a fashion accessory as well as a good luck charm. The wish ribbon is tied around the wrist with 3 knots. A wish is made for each of the 3 knots tied. Once the Brazilian Wish Bracelet falls off the wrist on its own, it is believed the 3 wishes will come true.
The writing on the ribbon says ”Lembrança do Senhor do Bonfim da Bahia”, or in remembrance of the savior of Bahia, or Souvenir from the God of Bahia.

*Make Sure NOT to cut them OFF – As it becomes bad luck!
OR Decorate your Home by hanging the beautiful color Bahia Bands on a wreath on a special spot on your Wall in your Home.

Vase By Artisan’s in Brazil -TUPI

Brazil has a large artisan cultural background. Beautiful hand crafted designs gives each piece a unique detail and character. Tupi Brazilian Homewares Store – Located in Australia brings the “Recycled for Life” back to life and in your home. Photo showing: The handmade piece with each vase containing unique detail. To purchase from the on line store go to http://www.tupiliving.com.au/collections/frontpage

Vitra Design Museum-The Works of the Brazilian brothers Fernando & Humberto Campana 1989-2009

Vitra Design Museum: Antibodies. The Works of Fernando & Humberto Campana 1989-2009
Vitra Design Museum recently presented the exhibition, titled Antibodies, which included the works of Fernando & Humberto Campana from 1989-2009. The Brazilian brothers have worked together as furniture designers in Sao Paulo since 1989.

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