Humberto Campana (1953), began his “adult life” as a lawyer. But when his brother, Fernando Campana (1961), completed his architectural degree in the mid-80s, the Campana brothers seemed to say “fuck it, let’s make some badass furniture.”
“Our designs were born in the street, from the urban kitsch of the popular quarters and contact with nature,” they say. “Whenever we can, we go back to our farm. Nature revitalises our ideas.” In 1998 they had a show at MoMa (the first Brazilian artists to ever do so, might I add), and the rest is history.