Lina Bo Bardi’s Bowl Chair

The Bowl chair seen here, designed by Brazilian modernist architect Lina Bo Bardi in 1951. Arper has worked hard to interpret this chair so it’s applicable to modern manufacturing methods, whilst still trying to remain faithful to the original design.

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Domo de Argila by Artist Andy Goldsworthy

This short film on artist Andy Goldsworthy seriously caught my attention yesterday, possibly because it brings back memories of ‘Rivers and Tides’, a documentary portrait of Andy Goldsworthy by Thomas Riedelsheimer made over ten years ago. You should 100% watch the trailer to the film on youtube if you get a chance, I was mesmerised by his patience and how he pushes his work right to the edge, often to the point of collapse. If you …

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Reclaimed Wooden Furniture by Hugo Franca

It’s not everyday that we’re lucky enough to come across works like we have here today from Brazilian artist and craftsman Hugo Franca, but boy does it make your morning when projects of this nature do come along. Hugo is responsible for the bespoke handmade furniture that you see before you, all of which he handcrafts from reclaimed wood as a means to preserve the beauty found in the natural environment, through both functional …

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BR House by Marcio Kogan

One thing that’s always a big frustration for us is actually being able to find the relevant media to document a project, idea or product that we admire. This might sound simple but often it can be a real uphill battle. So today I’ve dug my way through two photographers portfolios to document the work of Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan and his breathtaking BR House, I just hope Nelson Kon and Richard Powers forgive me. Luckily these guys …

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Leaf House by Mareines & Patalano Architects

Admittedly this is a rather more elaborate than the architecture we traditionally feature here, in the search for a group of firms I’ve not come across before I found myself admiring this “Leaf House” which has been built by Brazilian architects Mareines & Patalano. I felt this was worth making an exception to the rule however, as the project made me begin to consider the challenges faced by the designers in hotter climates so hopefully it …

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Gilberto Paim & Elizabeth Fonseca, Ceramists

This morning I came across this fantastic but obscure film by Nina Paim documenting Ceramists Gilberto Paim & Elizabeth Fonseca. Now I don’t mean documentation in a verbal way, more of a silent but artistic way, this piece is full of shots of the couple making pottery in their studio/house. Moving from one process to another, intriguing to say the least. You have to bare with it and take into account the amount of …

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