Zanini de Zanine Caldas

A biography

Zanini de Zanine was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1978, and learned from an early age, through his father, to respect natural materials and natural forms. He subsequently trained with designer Sergio Rodrigues, with whom he first collaborated to produce furniture. After graduating from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in 2002 with a degree in Design, Zanine began charting his own path. Since then, he has produced furniture and other design objects using an array of materials, from reclaimed or sustainably sourced wood to plastic, metal and other discarded consumer products. His work has been exhibited at prestigious institutions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Arts and Design.