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Favela

Favela

Design Fernando and Humberto Campana Design year 2003 Manufacturer Edra

Favela refers to the ad-hoc shelters which are built out of mud, sand, scraps of wood, bricks and stones in the hills and on the fringes of urban expansion around Rio de Janeiro. The name refers to the location of the first of such settlements, the hill - Morro da Favela, built in the late 1800s by African-Brazilian veterans from the Canudos war who had nowhere else to go.

The Favela chair is constructed piece-by-piece from the same wood used to build the favelas, and every piece is hand-glued and nailed.
Specifications W 64 - D 62 – H 74 – seat 47 cm
Materials Brazilian Pinus wood