Furniture Designer FERNANDO AND HUMBERTO CAMPANA
BIOGRAPHY 1953 Birth of Humberto Campana in the Rio Claro area of São Paulo. 1961 Fernando Campana is born in the Brotas area of São Paulo. 1977 Humberto graduates from the University of São Paulo with a degree in law and starts practising as a lawyer. 1984 Fernando completes an architectural degree at the Art College of São Paulo and joins Humberto, who has given up law to become a sculptor. Together they experiment with designing and making metal furniture. 1989 The Campanas design the Casulo Shelf and exhibit their furniture in commercial galleries in São Paulo and New York. 1991 Development of the Favela Chair, made from scraps of wood found in a São Paulo slum. 1993 Design of the Vermelha chair and Card Board Collection. 1997 The Campanas exhibit in Milan and complete the design of the Cone chair. The Italian lighting company O Luce produces their Estela Lamp. 1998 Together with the German lighting designer Ingo Maurer, the brothers present the Project 66 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Italian furniture manufacturer Edra starts producing their furniture beginning with the cotton string Vermelha chair.