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Sushi Chair




Campana Brothers (Brazilian, founded 1984)
Fernando Campana (Brazilian, born 1961) and Humberto Campana (Brazilian, born 1953)
Manufactured by Edra (Italian, founded 1987)

About this artwork

An enlarged figurative aesthetic does not have to be grounded only in forms found in nature; it can also be borrowed from disciplines such as the culinary arts and medicine. An example of the former is Fernando and Humberto Campana’s Sushi Chair, produced by Edra. The chair is mostly handcrafted and made in a manner that is similar to the assembly of a sushi roll. The fabric is rolled, mechanically sewn together, and cut, before the entire unit is flipped to its upright position. The oversize Sushi Chair is emblematic of the Campana brothers’ anti-intellectual approach and their interest in handcrafted techniques that yield aesthetically unique, inventive designs.


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Architecture and Design


Campana Brothers


Sushi Chair


Brazil (Artist's nationality:)

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Multicolored fabric (including cotton, polyester, blends of both, polyurethane padded foam, and polyethylene/astroturf), wrapped and cut over stainless steel frame


64.8 × 83.8 × 95.3 cm (25 1/2 × 33 × 37 1/2 in.)

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Purchased with funds provided by the Architecture & Design Society

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