ESPASSO has won the best curio booth at Design Miami 2019, with a limited-edition lamp collection: Fine Tuning, by Claudia Moreira Salles. This incredible lamp collection definitely stood out from every exhibitor, making a very good first statement for the first day of the art event! Basel Shows is about to let you in on every important detail of this booth.
ESPASSO presented “Fine Tuning” by Claudia Moreira Salles: The limited-edition lighting collection Fine Tuning by Claudia Moreira Salles combines exotic reclaimed woods rich in grain and colour, such as rosewood and pine, with Niobium (Nb), a rare element, in its purest state. The Niobium is transformed chromatically through electrolytic anodization, without added pigmentation. While the material is often used in the tech industry, Moreira Salles introduced this unconventional application as an element of design rather than science.
ESPASSO New York celebrated Claudia Moreira Salles’s new exhibit “Fine Tuning”, with a new line of limited-edition lamps and never-before-seen furniture designed by Claudia. The event also showcased a new book featuring the “Fine Tuning” lamp series. The LP Table lamps demonstrate a balance of complexity and simplicity in the lightness of their structure against their own bold shadows.
Recognized among Brazil’s top contemporary designers, Moreira Salles creates pieces with clean geometry, harmoniously pairing Brazilian hardwoods with contrasting materials such as concrete, stone, and metal. Fine Tuning was originally launched at ESPASSO in New York in 2016 and will feature a new piece added to the collection exclusively for Design Miami/.
Curio is Design Miami’s exhibition platform which invites designers, curators, innovators and gallerists to present cabinets of curiosity throughout the fair. The program spans the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and emphasizes surprising installations of scientific and technological research alongside handcraft and creative production. The Curios are interspersed amongst Design Miami’s core galleries, infusing the fair’s exhibition program with inventive snapshots of today’s design landscape.