Fernando & Humberto Campana
Born in the province of Sao Paolo in 1953, Humberto Campana graduated in law from the University of São Paulo in 1977. Born in the province of Sao Paolo in 1961, Fernando Campana got his Bachelor Degree in Architecture from the Sao Paulo School of Fine Arts in 1981. Both followed a course in Industrial Design at the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture after graduating. Together they began to work in the field of artistic design, taking part in international exhibitions and workshops with pieces they had made by hand. Among their most important solo exhibitions, we can cite The Uncomfortables in Sao Paolo in 1989, Retrospective in Rio de Janeiro in 1999, Never Letting the Poetry Escape at the Tama in Tel Aviv in 2003, Personale at the Banco do Brasil Cultural Centre in Brasilia in 2003 and in Lisbon as part of Experimenta as well as in Stockholm.
In 2004 they created their Ideal House for the Cologne Exhibition and Convention Centre. Again in 2004, the Design Museum of London paid homage to the pair with the Zest for Life exhibition. Their work has also been seen along with other designers' work in important exhibitions such as Project 66 in 1998 with Ingo Maurer at the Moma in New York, and Air en Forme at the Museum of Design and Applied Arts in Lausanne. Again in the year 2000, they took part in the Saint'Etienne Biennial exhibition, and in Blow Up at the Vitra Design Museum in Berlin. In 2002 their work was seen in the Milan in a Van exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In 2003 they designed a lamp for Swarowski. They have worked with the Italian companies Fontana Arte and Cappellini. They are currently working for Edra. They are also working for Alessi and are developing new products for Vitra. Their work is displayed in some of the world's most important museums. In 2004 they created clothes accessories for Firma Casa in Sao Paolo and for Melissa, the Brazilian company from Rio Grande do Sul.