Co-founded in 1984 by brothers Fernando (1961) and Humberto (1953) Campana, the studio Campana has achieved international recognition for its furniture design and intriguing pieces. In 2019, the studio celebrated its 35th anniversary acknowledged as a pioneer of disruptive Design, which led them to create a groundbreaking language in their field.
Deeply rooted in Brazilian culture and traditions, their work carries universal values at its core, such as freedom and human dignity, creating their identity through life experiences. By incorporating the idea of transformation and reinvention, their creative process raises everyday materials to nobility. Brazilian characteristics – such as the abundance of colours, mixtures, and creative chaos – bring the triumph of simple solutions, poetically.
Based in São Paulo, studio Campana is constantly investigating new possibilities within Design: from furniture making to architecture, landscaping, fashion, scenography, and more. Bridging disciplines and encouraging the exchange of expertise among communities and artists are vital sources of inspiration, fresh repertoire, and free-thinking. Working with multiple brands and industries allows them to combine the best of craftsmanship, sustainable production practices and state-of-the-art technologies.
In 2002, Campana started crafting its line of limited editions and unique pieces, handmade at the studio in Sao Paulo. Campana pieces are part of permanent collections of renowned cultural institutions such as Centre Pompidou and the Musée Des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, MoMa, New York, Museum of Modern Art of Sao Paulo and Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein.
The Campana brothers are currently listed as one of the world’s top iconic architects at Interni (2018). In 2015 and 2014 Wallpaper ranked them, respectively, among the 100 most important and 200 greatest design professionals. In 2013, they were listed by Forbes magazine among the 100 most influential Brazilian personalities.
In 2009, Instituto Campana was founded to preserve their ever-growing collection for future generations and to promote design as a tool for social transformation through cultural and educational programs.
In 2019, Humberto Campana was selected to receive an Honorary Fellowship from the University of the Arts London. In 2012, Fernando and Humberto Campana received the Colbert Committee Award in Paris; honoured by Design Week in Beijing; received the Order of Cultural Merit in Brasilia, and were awarded the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture, and elected Designers of the Year by Maison & Objet de Paris. In 2008, they received the Design/Miami Designer of the Year award.
/ Order of the Arts and Letters, Paris, France.
/ Designer of the Year, Maison & Objet, Paris, France.
/ Prix Colbert Creation & Patrimoine, Paris, France.
/ Special Prize at the Museu da Casa Brasileira, São Paulo, Brazil.
/ Designer of the Year, Design Miami, USA.
/ George Nelson Design Interior Awards, Interiors Magazine, USA.
/ Home Furniture Category Award – 2nd Place (Labirinto Bookcase), Museu da Casa Brasiliera,
São Paulo, Brazil.
/ Home Furniture Category Award – 1st Place (Inflavel Table). Associacao Basiliera da Industria
Moveleira (ABIMOVEL), São Paulo, Brazil.
/ Design Category Award – 1st Place (Papel Chair). XXI Salao de Arte de Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.
/ Acquisition Award (Cerca Screen), Museu de Arte Brasiliera, Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado,São Paulo, Brazil.
/ Fernando Campana, Humberto Campana, Francesca Alfano Miglietti, ‘Campana Brothers: 35 Revolutions’, Instituto Campana.
/ Genevieve Gallot, ’75 Designers pour un monde durable’, Martiniere BL.
/ Matteo Kries, ‘Atlas for Furniture Design’, Vitra Design Museum.
/ Lisa S. Roberts, ‘Mr Waffles Loves Design’, Canoe Tree Press.
/ Stephan Hamel, Irm?os Campana, Pinakotheke.
/ Campana Brothers et Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Museu Oscar Niemeyer.
/ Adam Lindemann, “Collecting Design”, Taschen.
/ Marcus Fairs, “Green Design”, London: Carlton Books Limited.
/ Sophie Lovell, “Furnish: Furniture and Interior Design for the 21st Century”, Die Gestalten Verlag.
/ Charlotte Fiell and Peter Fiell, “1000 Lights: 1960 to Present”, Taschen.
/ Fundação Edson Queiroz, Fortaleza, Brazil
/ Museu de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil
/ Museu das Cadeiras Brasileiras, Bahia, Brazil
/ Museu da Casa Brasileira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
/ Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
/ High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
/ Mint Museum, Charlotte, US
/ The Art Institute, Chicago, USA
/ The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA
/ Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA
/ Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
/ Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, USA
/ Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA
/ Speed Art Museum, Louisville, USA
/ Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, USA
/ Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, USA
/ MoMA, New York, USA
/ Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
/ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
/ Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, USA
/ Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia, USA
/ Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, USA
/ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, USA
/ Moco Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
/ Design Museum, Gent, Belgium
/ Trapholt Museum, Kolding, Denmark
/ Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
/ Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
/ Musée d’Orsay, Paris France
/ National Foundation for Contemporary Art (FNAC), Paris, France
/ Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg, Germany
/ Pinakothek Der Moderne, Munich, Germany
/ Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
/ Association Jacqueline Vodoz e Bruno Danese, Milan, Italy
/ Design Museum Den Bosch, s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
/ Museu do Design e da Moda, Francisco Capelo Collection, Lisbon, Portugal
/ Don Edelman Foundation, Switzerland
/ Musée de Design et D’Arts Appliqués Contemporain, Lausanne, Switzerland
/ The Design Museum, London, UK
/ Manchester City Galleries, Manchester, UK
/ National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
/ Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China
/ M+ Museum for Visual Culture, Hong Kong, China
/ The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
/ The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
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