The world of the Campana Brothers is a world of possibilities. Or better: a world where things are made possible.
Fernando and Humberto’s work shows us that, in order to belong to the world, first we need to embrace our own backyard. It is by carrying our country’s culture that they cross boundaries. In one step, they go from Brazil to Italy, from São Paulo to Rome. They combine the old and the new worlds to create Barroca, a Melissa collection where everyday Brazilian life meets the most refined of all arts. Insects and birds from Brazil are merged with florals and angels from the Italian Baroque. In Barroca, the Campana Brothers break down the wall between the ordinary and the extraordinary.
The collection is born from an exhibition at Galeria O, in Rome. In the land of the ancient empire, they join together with local craftsman so as to dive into the world of bronze ornaments that were the foundation for the art movement that emerged in the XVI century, creating a series of unprecedented articles and furniture: Brazilian Baroque, Barroco Rococó and Dangerous Luxury.
Next to us, the Campana Brothers create two pairs of shoes that reveal in textures this journey through culture and time.
We recycle periods, combine elements and turn them into Campana Barroca. Born in rural São Paulo, Humberto and Fernando learned how to use their own backyard as the raw material for their childhood toys. As adults, they’ve turned their fun into a work filled with paradox. Functionality and disruption; chic and kitsch; local and global. By giving new meaning to ordinary materials, the Campana Brothers turn ropes into chairs, bamboos into lamps.
Through their eyes, they create a design that challenges art to become functional under the form of plastic shoes. The Campana Brothers see the world with different eyes, where the basis of creation is a word of infinite possibilities: experimentation.
Our work is liquid, it’s expansive. It is not restrained to one thing only, they say.