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KRANUNION: BRAZILIAN DESIGN AT THE STILWERK IN BERLIN

classics of the modern age and of the contemporary avant-garde

Exhibition runs from 23 March to 5 May 2012

Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm

Opening: 22 March 2012 at 7 pm

 

In the largest and most significant exhibition of its kind ever to have been held in Europe, examples of Brazilian design will be displayed on the ground floor of the stilwerk mall and in two exhibition spaces at the ZEITLOS - BERLIN store on the 3rd floor from 23 March to 5 May 2012. For the first time, the post-1940 modern age, during which architecture – partly under the influence of the Bauhaus style – changed direction and experimented with concrete and glass, has been juxtaposed with the last twenty years, during which young designers have begun to engage with sustainability and tradition, and to adopt a specific form of expression. Brazilian design has featured in individual exhibitions all over the world in recent years, and is already popular with many collectors. Thus not only will Oscar Niemeyer’s ‘Rio’ chaise longue and its little known companion piece ‘Praiana’ be on show in Berlin, but so too will items of furniture by the founder of modern Brazilian design, Joaquim Tenreiro, such as the ‘Three Feet Chair’, crafted in 1947 from five types of solid wood. ZEITLOS - BERLIN is organising this exhibition with the support of Raul Schmidt Felippe Jr., a Brazilian living in Geneva, many items from whose collection are to feature, as well as the Kranunion, an association of crane manufacturers.

Pieces by the following modern designers will be exhibited at ZEITLOS - BERLIN: Lina Bo Bardi, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Oscar Niemeyer, Sergio Rodrigues, Joaquim Tenreiro, Jorge Zalszupin, José Zanine Caldas, and Cimo furniture. The contemporary avant-garde will be represented by works by Rodrigo Almeida, the Campana brothers, Brunno Jahara, Sérgio Matos, Carlos Motta, OVO, Maneco Quinderé, Domingos Tótora, and Zanini de Zanine.


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