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evergreen brasil at luminaire lab – a celebration of diversity

an exhibition in collaboration with casa vogue brasil of multidisciplinary brazilian design debuting during art basel and design miami/ week
opening reception: thursday, 1 december at 6 pm / luminaire lab 3901 ne 2nd avenue

luminaire’s commitment to promoting good design continues with evergreen brasil, an exhibition of brazilian designs debuting during art basel and design miami/ week thursday december 1st and on display until december 31st in collaboration with casa vogue brasil. the exhibition features a curated selection of multidisciplinary design covering furniture, accessories and jewelry from both emerging and established designers. characterized by their welcoming attitude, special connection to nature, celebratory lifestyle, inventiveness even when materials are scarce, and tendency to experiment and improvise — brazilian design is a celebration of diversity. 

showcasing the craft-based heritage that has given rise to a vibrant and expressive design identity in brazil, evergreen exhibits works by brazilian design master jorge zalszupin, design “veterans” such as fernando and humberto campana, claudia moreira salles and antonio bernardo, alongside established talents such as marcelo rosenbaum, marcio kogan, arthur casas and isay weinfeld as well as young emerging names that include ana neute, carol gay, pedro paulo venzon and guilherme wentz. fourteen creatives from different generations who are utilizing native materials and inspirations for historic or innovative expressions of cultural identity, showcasing traditional or experimental practices, which result in a clear artistic expression and a strong, vibrant spirit of brazil.

some highlights of the exhibition include the candy chandelier designed by fernando and humberto campana and created by the czech lighting company lasvit, that was inspired by the multi-hued candies found in brazilian markets. other highlights of the exhibition include a collection of baskets made by artisans from the northeast of brazil curated by marcelo rosenbaum, a rustic table and the first furniture piece ever designed by claudia moreira salles, jorge zalszupin´s iconic tea trolley and a wood necklace designed by antonio bernardo.

harnessing the richness of the brazilian culture, its vibrant resources, these designers create pieces that take inspiration from their surrounding and strive to improve their environment. although it is difficult to categorize design styles by their origin or country, there is one common link between all brazilian designers and that is their ability to always create and produce fresh and everlasting pieces with a special dose of respect to nature and its resources – truly evergreen.

evergreen brasil debuts on december 1 and continues through the month of december at luminaire lab in miami’s design district.

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