Object & Thing at Independent
5-8 March 2020
Spring Studios, NYC
R & Company is pleased to participate in the Objects + Things booth at the Independent Fair with a debut of innovative new works by leading contemporary Brazilian designer Zanini de Zanine.
“If there were such a thing as an appointed heir in Brazilian furniture design, Zanini de Zanine Caldas would be it. His father was José Zanine Caldas, and he also studied when he was young with the great Sergio Rodrigues.” says design curator Glenn Adamson, “Though he completely absorbed the formal intelligence of these great modernist masters, he launched himself in a very different direction when setting out on his own, in 2003. Initially working with salvaged architectural elements, he developed a brutalist gestural style, in which raw natural and mechanical elements played a leading role. Often, his works derive their energy from one or two decisive moves: a single dramatic joint, or angled cross-cut into the material.”