Whether it rains or is sunny, the stimulating atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro will animate, from the 12 17 April, the city of Milan: for the eighth consecutive year, the exhibition Rio + Design will lead to the capital of Lombardy, on the occasion of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the best of the creative output of the fascinating Brazilian locations.
Organized by the State Government of Rio de Janeiro, through the Secretary for Economic Development, the exhibition is sponsored by Sebrae-RJ e byApex-Brasil, with the support of the Italian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Rio de Janeiro.
The innovative spirit of the current design scene in Rio de Janeiro will be expressed in the exuberant Zona Tortona, through the creations of 15 representatives of the sector. More than 30 products make up the exhibition: from furniture to kitchen items, from lighting to jewelery.
"The Salone del Mobile is an important showcase for the launch of the innovative creations of the designers of Rio de Janeiro. And over the years we have consolidated a calendar of meetings with entrepreneurs and partners during the Rio + Design, always aiming at an international fruitful exchange and new business opportunities ", explains the Undersecretary for the Economic Development of the State of Rio de Janeiro Janeiro, Dulce Ângela Procópio.
Elected Designer of the Maison & Objet trade fair Americas 2015, Zanini de Zanine will present, among other products, the "Nanda" armchair - a tribute to his mother, Fernanda - designed for his Studio Zanini brand. In wood with leather covering, the object is inspired by the lightness, comfort and compactness of the furniture created in the 50 years by his father, Zanine Caldas, famous "master of wood." Another novelty is the armchair " Pé "(in Italian, Piede), designed for his other brand, Zanine Atelier Zanini. Completely handmade, it is made of recycled wood and painted with natural wax, and its number is limited to 40 pieces.
award-winning designer, Indio da Costa will reveal its first line of sofas: entitled "Planos", is part of the Indio da Costa Design Collection. With an innovative proposal, the collection is characterized by a contemporary and bold style.
Its metallic structure (which seems to float thanks to large open spaces) offers a new perception of lightness, volume reduction and represents an innovation in the way of building sofas. Lined in leather, the metal sheets have visible edges and are finished with hand-woven leather laces. The seating family includes armchairs, ottomans and sofas of two or three modules in symmetrical or asymmetrical versions, allowing for different layouts.
The versatile designer Leo Eyer, the Bold study, continues to focus on the road of self-production and focuses on the line of lamps "Cafusa", a metaphor to the mixture of races that characterize Brazil, expressed through the harmonious combination of different materials. Another new production is the stool "Palafita": the name of this session is a reference to the stilt houses, the wooden houses positioned on the banks of the rivers, present in different areas of Brazil, for example, in the Amazon region. Functional and simple, it comfortably accommodates any person thanks to the high density foam padding, as well as being stackable.
Also participating in the Rio + Design are: Bolei, Marzio Fiorini, Next-Puc-Rio, Gustavo Martini, Tatiana Berenguer, Ni Romiti, Diogo Dalloz, Vinicius Braga, Nocca Atelier, Paula Mourão, A.Costa and Vanessa Robert.