While the Olympics are front and center right now, The Empty Apartment is taking a close look at some of the great art and design that has come out of this lush, Amazonian country.
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During the Olympics I have featured (via Facebook) furniture pieces to collect, architecture to drool over, art and design inspired by social issues such as waste and poverty and how avant garde Brazilian’s notion of Modernity was in the mid-century.
It’s a beautiful culture that has integrated European influences and environmental surroundings to create timeless aesthetics. The use of organic materials such as leather, dark woods and bringing the outside vegetation into our interior spaces is a great juxtaposition to the bright colors used in textiles and pigments. The conceptual reuse of materials seems to be quite significant for the Brazilian creative as well.
So where can we find Brazilian Art & Design to collect? Here are some places to look. Start collecting!