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Corallo Chair

A chair made out of intertwining orange wires creating a branch-like webbing. The structure has a single base and arm rests.

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  • A chair made out of intertwining orange wires creating a branch-like webbing. The structure has a single base and arm rests.




Campana Brothers (Brazilian, founded circa 1983)
Fernando Campana (Brazilian, born 1961) and Humberto Campana (Brazilian, born 1953)

Manufactured by Edra
Italian, founded 1987

About this artwork

Fernando and Humberto Campana, designers based in São Paulo, Brazil, are recognized for work that draws inspiration from the culture of their city and the rich tradition of handicrafts made there. Known for transforming freely available waste materials such as bubble wrap, off-cuts of wood, plastic piping, and rope into furniture and other products, the brothers are keen to situate the craftsman’s skills at the center of their projects. In some of their designs, the Campanas use cast-off materials in a way that invites social commentary; in others, they combine rigid steel and informally layered everyday elements, suggesting the confluence of Modernist aesthetics and popular culture that is constantly at play in their work. Corallo Chair, their most ambitious piece to date, illustrates their interest in operating at the frontier of art and design. Made of bent steel wire and painted bright coral, each chair is handcrafted, ensuring that no two are the same. The branchlike form, taken from shapes found in nature, is a response to the chair’s function as an outdoor seating element. Ultimately, however, what anchors the Campanas’ efforts is a divine optimism that something beautiful can result from limited means.


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Architecture and Design


Campana Brothers (Designer)


Corallo Chair


United States (Object designed in)

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Bent steel wire and epoxy paint


90.2 × 139.7 × 99.9 cm (35 1/2 × 55 × 39 5/16)

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Purchased with funds provided by the Architecture & Design Society in honor of "The Friends of the Society"

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