Maison & Objet, the world’s premier luxury home trade show, has selected Zanini de Zanine, a young designer from Brazil, as the first Designer of the Year for the launch of Maison & Objet Americas in Miami Beach (May 12-15, 2015). Get to know better one of the best designers in the world!
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1978, Zanini de Zanine grew up watching his father, José Zanine Caldas work. He trained with Sergio Rodrigues, when he produced his first mobile. In 2002 he graduated in Industrial Design at PUC-Rio.
From 2003, he began producing solid wood furniture, with pieces of demolition – columns, beams and posts of old houses – baptized as “Contemporary Carpentry.” From 2005, he began to create a new line of furniture pieces produced industrially using controlled origin wood and different materials such as plastic, acrylic, metals and other parts of manufactured products. To represent this new furniture line, Zanini creates in 2011 Studio Zanini.
He received the most prestigious Design awards in Brazil and abroad for creating furnitures in both segments and exhibited in major national and international events in the area. Today Zanini sign pieces to large national and international brands such as Tolix (France), Poltrona Frau, Cappellini and Slamp (Italy) and Espasso (USA).
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