An important anniversary: Rio + Design marks its tenth year at the Fuori Salone of the Milan Design Week. At the invitation of the Brazilian Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Investments (Apex-Brasil), from 17 to 22 April, the initiative of the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro, promoted through the Secretariat of the Cabinet and Economic Development, will once again part of the Be Brasi l exhibition, in the Maroncelli district, between art galleries and fashion studios.
“For us it is a mission to show the world what Rio de Janeiro has: original and quality design, and we are very proud of it. In the overseas market, our products are gaining more and more appreciation from buyers, distributors and the press. All this is a result, among other initiatives, of the work done over the last decade to strengthen our brand and the name of our designers, always presenting innovative products during the Salone del Mobile in Milan. And we are already moving to establish new partnerships and new businesses in this year's edition ", says the Undersecretary for Economic Development of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Dulce Ângela Procópio.
About 30 creations from 14 design studios (with established names and new talents) will be part of the “Made in Rio” production landscape. Furniture, decorative objects, everyday tools are part of the varied selection of pieces.
Guto Indio da Costa (Indio da Costa Design) will present its first collection of wooden chairs, showing the version in this material of the Serelepe models - with its dynamic profile and timeless style - and ICZERO1 - full of "bossa", with curved back and thin seat.
Zanini de Zanine (Studio Zanini) will exhibit the Serfa armchair and pouf, in leather and wood, a tribute to the legendary designers Sergio Rodrigues (his mentor at the beginning of his career) and Ricardo Fasanello.
Of Carlos Alcantarino (Estúdio Alcantarino) the public will appreciate the Lov armchair, a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional rocking chair, made of Tauari wood and aged leather, suitable for both the living room and the terrace.
Gisela Simas (Original Practical Design) will be present with two surprising cork products: the Dora coffee table with its bold design and the innovative Congonhas ceiling lamp, equipped with LED technology of adjustable intensity and inspired by the shape of the wings of a Boeing 737- 800.
Ricardo Graham (O Ebanista), in line with the activity that gives his studio its name, will participate with seven creations that enhance different types of wood and refined accessories: the Paris sofa, os vasos Freijó, Braúna and Muirapiranga, the Ipe fruit bowl, the benches Pirralhos and Aragonês.
Gustavo Martini will exhibit the Joá chair (characterized by the contrast between the stiffness of the black metal frame and the naturalness of the soft fabric seat), fruit bowl Carmen (modular and developed with 3D printing, in collaboration with Camila Fix) and the Tenere vase (in oak, with its captivating geometric shape and the amazing play of colors).
Of the brand Fubbá Objetos Inteligentes there will be the Dumdum coffee table: versatile, stackable and variable height, designed by architect Marta Rubio Lopez, it is made of plywood with a bamboo laminate finish. And, also, the portable stool Boiadeiro, created by Alessandro Montenegro and Henrique Gomma - mountable without screws or hardware, with carbon steel structure with electrostatic paint, seat in canvas wrapped in leather and wooden demolition pins, can be used in traditional position or in that type of horse saddle.
Gustavo Bittencourt (Atelier Gustavo Bittencourt) is the author of the Brise-Soleil buffet, which will be exhibited for the occasion: in freijó, with a retractable door, it is a tribute to the brise, an architectural element that serves to mitigate the sunlight.
Rodrigo Calixto (Oficina Ethos) is represented by the Tigres bench (made with two types of solid wood in a single edition) and the Bilanx swing (conceived with Guilherme Sass, also in wood and with 22k gold leaf gilding).
Leonardo Lattavo and Pedro Moog (Lattoog) promise to enchant with the Gotinha project, a birdhouse, suspended and shaped like a drop, made of solid wood, colored synthetic fiber and nautical rope.
Victor Mascarenhas and Luciana Borges (Bolei) offer the Menos 1 Lixo (Minus 1 Waste) glass - practical, reusable and sustainable, developed for the homonymous conscious consumption campaign. In retractable, recyclable and resistant silicone, it is ideal for hot or cold drinks.
The 7A stool-ladder, of the Velt, is another object that will be on display: multifunctional, ideal for small spaces, with carbon steel body with electrostatic paint and stainless steel feet.
The curious Répiauer bottle opener is also worthy of mention Gustavo Falcão , made of recycled materials, ranging from various types of wood that compose up to metal brackets from iron shelves.
Underlining the origin of the exhibition, Renata Pereira (Oficina 021) signs the table lamp line, laser cut and laser engraved, with motifs inspired by the Rio de Janeiro landscape, such as Corcovado, Pão de Açúcar and Morro Dois Irmãos.