favela chair by the campana brothers

posted by the scholar on April 16th, 2008
filed under: furniture, wood

look at this favela chair made by design team (and brothers) fernando and humberto campana. each small piece of wood is glued and nailed by hand to make the one of a kind pieces, which resemble the shacks in the shantytowns of brazil for which the chair is named.


purchase it right here (and i hope for this price they are donating a portion to the people in those shantytowns).

via betterlivingthroughdesign

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4 Responses to “favela chair by the campana brothers”

  1. sosser Says:

    the chair itself is pure beauty unadorned, the placement in a gilded old world setting is genius, the whole concept grabs me by the throat… and i agree about the donations. love this find

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi sosser,

    i agree about the over the top rococo backdrop — it really shows off the simplicity of the form.

    thanks for the comment!

  3. Lauren Kilberg Says:

    Really wonderful. The first thing that popped into my head was Jenga! Then reading the concept behind them made me love them even more.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi lauren,

    jenga! that is a good call. 🙂

    i want to see this chair in person.

    thanks for the visit!

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