Neither of the CAMPANA brothers intended to be a designers originally. Humberto, born in São Paulo in 1953, originally studied law but began to design furniture in the mid 1980s after Fernando, born in Brotas in 1961, had completed his architectural degree. Their inspiration came from Brazilian street life and carnival culture. Taking their cue from everyday scenarios and using unexpected combinations of found materials they can transform modest materials into objects that celebrate the discarded and mundane and are instilled with the spirit of contemporary Brazil that they describe as “zest for life”.
Their extensive body of work includes the 'Blow Up' range of baskets and household accessories for Alessi