12- 15 June
Venue: Earls Court Exhibition Centre
Returning to Pinta London for a third year, the 2014 edition of Pinta Design will showcase key pieces of classic and industrial design from Mexico and Brazil.
The show will be presented by Manuel Diaz Cebrian, featuring works from the recently launched contemporary design exhibition De Ida y Vuelta in Mexico, curated by Mexican Ana Elena Mallet. To complement this, a selection of important and unique pieces from Brazilian collector Raul Schmidt, which recently featured in Brazilian Design: Modern & Contemporary Furniture at the Embassy of Brazil in London, will also go on show.
Design highlights at Pinta London 2014 will include:
- Furniture designed by world renowned Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer
- Special edition pieces from Mexican designer Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers’ Blooming Branches collection of sculptural lighting
- Work by Joaquim Tenreiro - pioneer of modernist Brazilian furniture design
- Industrial design by Mexican designer Paulina Gonzalez-Ortega, inspired by traditional artisan materials and techniques
- Furniture by Brazilian brothers, Fernando and Humberto Campana, who draw inspiration from Brazilian street life and carnival culture
- A table by Brazilian Domingos Tortora, who creates sustainable design pieces using cardboard
- Ceramic pieces by young Mexican designer Karla Sotres
- Interior products by Mexican Maggie Galton, known for working with artisans in indigenous communities throughout Mexico to revive dying craft traditions
- A rebozo (Mexican shawl) by Hermilo Lopez Izquierdo, which will also feature in the Made in Mexico exhibition at The Fashion and Textile Museum from June 2014
Mexico is an area of Latin America that is becoming increasingly prominent in the design arena, spawning many of today’s up-and-coming design stars. Curator Ana Elena Mallet believes that a key element of Mexican design is a strong political narrative, reflecting the volatile nature of the country’s history. Using humour to create everyday objects, today’s designers often poke fun at historical figures in a respectful way, helping viewers to understand historical processes in the artists’ native country.