Collection Online
Medium
soft toys, steel, canvas
Measurements
55.0 × 120.0 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
São Paulo, Brazil
Edition
ed. 106/150
Inscription
stitched on the underside of a paw of one of the soft toys: CAMPANA (underlined) / Cake Stool # 106/-150
Accession Number
2013.939
Department
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Gordon Moffatt AM and Jacqueline Moffatt, 2013
© Courtesy of Estudio Campana
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
Drawing inspiration from Brazilian street life and carnival culture, the Campana brothers combine found objects – such as scraps of wood, furry toys and fabric offcuts – with advanced technologies to create a vibrant, energetic and definitively Brazilian approach to design. Central to their practice is the importance of materials, and their unexpected combinations transform modest found items into works that celebrate the discarded and mundane. Their designers are instilled with the spirit of contemporary Brazil, which the brothers refer to as ‘zest for life’.