Fernando and Humberto Campana/Recent Works
April 26 – May 31, 2014

Works by Brazilian conceptual designers Humberto and  Fernando Campana, the Campana Brothers, will be shown in  Detroit for the first time in a collaboration between Friedman Benda  in New York, and Re:View Contemporary Gallery in Detroit.

The exhibit “Fernando and Humberto Campana/Recent Works”  opens on Friday, April 25, with a by-invitation-only private preview,  from 5:30 pm to 8 pm, and runs through Saturday, May 31.  Works in the exhibit, curated by Re:View’s director Simone DeSousa  and Culture Lab’s Jane Schulak, will include  “The Racket Chair” (2013)  and “The Black Iron Chair” (2006) amongst other recent works.

Campana pieces are included in the permanent collections of the MoMa in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo and also the Musée Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The brothers were honored with the Designer of the Year award in 2008 by Design Miami and the Designers of the Year Maison & Objet award in 2012. That same year they were selected for the Comité Colbert Prize in Paris, honored at Beijing Design Week, received the Order of Cultural Merit in Brasilia and were awarded the Order of Arts and Letters by the Minister of Culture in France.