cangaço by campana brothers references the leather attire of 19th century brazilian bandits

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fernando and humberto campana have been working closely with firma casa and its founder sonia diniz bernardini since 1994 when the company first opened.

located in são paulo, firma casa’s home is designed by the brazilian brothers, and is dedicated to promoting and selling exclusive classic and contemporary pieces in unique or limited editions by international creatives.

apart from having conceived the architectural scheme for firma casa, the campana’s have also contributed to the brand’s portfolio of furniture. on the occasion of design miami/ 2015, humberto and fernando present their latest collection for the company: ‘cangaço’ — a family of furniture that draws strong influences from the leather attire worn by 19th and early 20th century bandits (cangaceiros) who lived in northeast brazil.

even though the heat was unbearable during the day, cangaceiros would dress in heavy leather garments with various motifs which they would embellish with different metal details, sometimes sewn into the hyde, along with colored ribbons. working closely with master craftsman espedito seleiro, the campanas have translated the aesthetics and techniques of making cangaceiros’ clothing, into a furniture collection comprised of an armchair, bookshelf, cabinet, chair, mirror and sofa. each object exhibits a diverse combination of colors and patterns, resulting in vibrant, textural pieces that draw on nomadic peasants’ way of life, all made exclusively for firma casa.

cangaço by campana brothers references the leather attire of 19th century brazilian bandits
 

‘cangaço’ draws influences from the leather attire worn by 19th and early 20th century brazilian bandits

 

‘cangaço’ armchair steel, leather, wicker 140 x 80 x 92 cm limited edition of 50 + 5AP

 

detail of the wicker and leather work which exhibits a high level of craftsmanship

 

‘cangaço’ chair aluminium, leather, wicker 57 x 47 x 90 cm limited edition of 75 + 5AP

 

each piece is unique and has been made in collaboration with master craftsman espedito seleiro

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