Sushi Sofa


Fernando Campana (Brazilian, born 1961), designer
Humberto Campana (Brazilian, born 1953), designer
Estudio Campana, Brazilian, founded 1983, manufacturer


designed 2010, manufactured 2012


Carpet, rubber, ethylene vinyl acetate EVA, fabric, and stainless steel


29 1/8 x 63 x 29 1/2 inches


Purchase in honor of Katherine Hebert, Art Partners President, 2012–2013, with funds from the Decorative Arts Acquisition Endowment

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On View - Wieland Pavilion, Skyway, Gallery 419

Fernando and Humberto Campana utilized found materials to create the unique, colorful, decorative rolls that “upholster” this dynamic steel frame sofa. These materials are the starting point for the brothers’ design process, followed by form, and finally function. They first examine the inherent qualities of the modest, forgotten substances to determine how they can be best transformed. For this work, they began with rubber, fabric, and carpet to create the lively “sushi rolls” of the sofa’s upholstery. Once the materials and form are established, they elaborate on the function by studying the form’s limitations, capabilities, and ergonomics. The result is an energetic, fresh form that is contemporary and whimsical, infused with the bustle and color of their native São Paulo, Brazil.