ART & DESIGN
This year at Design Miami/ (Dec 5th - 9th), Friedman Benda unveiled KAWS x Campana, a collaboration between American artist KAWS and Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, leading creative forces in contemporary art and design.
Considered one of the most relevant artists of his generation, KAWS (b. 1974) engages audiences beyond the museums and galleries worldwide in which he regularly exhibits. One of the latest projects for the acclaimed artist, KAWS has collaborated with forward thinking brands like Nike, Uniqlo, Supreme, Dior and others.
Pioneers in the global design landscape, Fernando (b. 1961) and Humberto Campana (b. 1953), formed Estudio Campana in 1983 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A radical departure from the modernist aesthetic dominant in Brazil of the time, Estudio Campana fearlessly combined sculptural and design sensibilities to create a revolutionary new discipline. Paring traditional craftsmanship with industrial techniques and unconventional materials, Estudio Campana investigate concepts of cultural over-consumption, transformation and reinvention through their designs. Estudio Campana's works can be found in over 40 public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.