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carlos
junqueira
In the past decade or so, Brazilian design-a mix
of contemporary style and a midcentury look-
has regained relevancy. And Carlos Junqueira
can be thanked for helping the movement find a
global following.
In 2001, after a chat with an artist friend, he
launched Espasso, a company that curates the
best of modern Brazilian design. "We came to
the conclusion that there was an opportunity for
Brazilian furniture, which at the time was not at
all explored in the international market," he says.
He opened a New York showroom a year later,
now one of four stores globally (there are others in
Los Angeles, London, and Miami).
Junqueira's mission is to preserve iconic
figures and products of the past with vintage
collections and re-editions by the likes of Oscar
Niemeyer, Joaquim Tenreiro, and Sergio
Rodrigues, authorized by the designers, their
families, or those responsible for their estates.
As a "magnet for upcoming talent," Junqueira
explains, Espasso's role is also about discovering
new designers to carry the torch from those
founding fathers.
Junqueira looks for ingenuity and creativity,
of course, but also for designers who think about
the future by linking the past and present. Most

new icons

the preservationist

Principal
Espasso

recently, the New York showroom featured
Claudia Moreira Salles' lighting collection at
her solo Fine Tuning exhibition; Arthur Casas'
Made in America range, produced entirely in
Brooklyn; and new pieces by Carlos Motta, one
of the company's longtime designers.
Brazil's diversity lends itself to the
ideal 21st-century model. Both unique to
the country-much of the design features
indigenous materials-and global (a strong
European influence pervades), the pieces
Junqueira selects evoke the warmth, vibrancy,
and resourcefulness of the culture with an
international footprint. An important part of
the work, he says, is to "have past and present
side by side, educating consumers on the rich
history of the products."
With the opening of the new 2,000-squarefoot Miami outpost this year in the city's up
and coming Ironside urban art and design
district, the melding is even more apparent, as
the city "is a necessary link between Brazil and
the U.S.," Junqueira explains. The repurposed
space's high ceilings, brushed concrete floors,
and clean white walls "allow pieces to stand
out," he says-though that's surely something
the alluring works need little help with.
Espasso's New York gallery

The neutral Miami space serves as a backdrop for the Brazilian furniture

The 2,000-square-foot Miami location opens to a backyard garden

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