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For their first gallery exhibition in France, the star Brazilian designers have created a series of unusual pieces entitled ‘Ocean Collection,’ specially designed for the gallery space. An unexpected evolution of their signature Sushi series, the Ocean Collection builds on the mash-up of materials that resembles Japanese maki rolls developed by the duo back in 2002. “We decided to use mirrors because Humberto began with mirrors that he framed with seashells,” explains Fernando. “So we’re re-visiting our start now using new materials and benefitting from the maturity of our work. For this exhibition, we wanted to create an art installation where mirrors connect with other realities and become synonyms of other dimensions.” Humberto adds: “The mirrors connect to water, and we added curved lines (not unlike the shape of sushi rolls) to the frames to create different patterns of colors. Our work is handmade and hence very precious. We try to introduce humanization to the process of manufacturing, which is a key aspect of Brazilian design.”
Until 27 July. 10am-7pm. Closed Sun.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, 54 rue de la Verrerie, 4th.

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