Inspired by the the London Design Festival and Milano Design Week, São Paulo is hosting its first weekend dedicated to angular chairs and designer wallpaper with the Design Weekend – DW!. Contemporary design events, exhibitions and product launches will be taking place in galleries and showrooms across town. Read on for our round-up of five of the weekend's highlights.
Feira Luxo para Todos
|An armchair-rug from Casa Contemporânea|
An arts, crafts and design fair bringing some affordable luxury, and some not so affordable luxury, together at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake. Stock up on out-there furniture, handmade jewellery and other design objets. Read more on the Feira Luxo para Todos
Bamboo spoons by Alvaro Abreu
|Bamboo spoons, photographed by Hans Hansen|
Brazilian artist Alvaro Abreu carves delicate spoons out of bamboo, hundreds of which will be on display in an exhibition at the Museu da Casa Brasileira, alongside photographs of the spoons shot by German photographer Hans Hansen. Sign up here to join a spoon-sculpting workshop with Abreu on Saturday 11 August (10am-6pm, R$80), or come along to the launch of the book Alvaro Abreu Bamboo, with photographs by Hans Hansen, during Design Weekend on 25 August, 11am-3pm. Exhibition runs until 19 September.
Photography exhibition at Arterix
|Fictional landscape by Marcelo Tinoco|
This art store opens its doors during DW! with an exhibition of fictional landscape photographs by Marcelo Tinoco (until 7 Sep). Praça Benedicto Calixto 103, Pinheiros, (11) 3086 0784, arterix.com.br
'Linha SP' launch at Clami
Furniture store Clami, which has three stores across São Paulo, will launch its ‘Linha SP' collection during Design Week with 20 pieces of furniture inspired by the city’s urban landscape. Shopping D&D. Avenida Nações Unidas 12,555, Brooklin, (11) 3043 9380, clami.com.br
Wallpaper exhibition at Think Surface
Digital printing is at the core of Think Surface, with prints embellishing wallpaper, fabric and glass. Look out for its wallpaper exhibition during DW!. Rua Traipu 423, Pacaembu, (11) 3585 0523, thinksurface.com.br