Like the best fairy tales, the sculptural furniture of Fernando and Humberto Campana is equal parts enchanting and unsettling—one doesn’t know whether to sit or stare. The Brazilian brothers’ whimsical upholstery has ranged from cardboard to Mickey Mouse plush dolls. The most recent Banquete chair (pictured above)—one of several new pieces in their show at Manhattan’s Friedman Benda, from June 5 to July 3—is a continuation of that aesthetic. The stuffed leather alligators piled atop a steel frame have been made at a Brazilian NGO that employs women in prison. “Campana Brothers” will take place at Friedman Benda, 515 W. 26th St.; friedmanbenda.com.
Furniture by the Campana Brothers
Courtesy Campana Brothers
The duo debuts new creative pieces at a show in New York.