KAWS x Campana Companion Plush Chair “Brown”


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KAWS x Campana is a collaboration between American artist KAWS and Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, leading creative forces in contemporary art and design. Considered one of the most relevant artists of his generation, KAWS (b. 1974) engages audiences beyond the museums and galleries worldwide in which he regularly exhibits. KAWS x Campana is one of the latest projects from the artist’s acclaimed multi-disciplinary practice, which includes paintings, murals, large-scale sculptures, graphic and product design. With humour and playful intricacy, he draws inspiration and appropriates from pop culture animations to form a unique artistic vocabulary across various mediums. Pioneers in the global design landscape, Fernando (b. 1961) and Humberto Campana (b. 1953), formed Estudio Campana in 1983 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A radical departure from the modernist aesthetic dominant in Brazil of the time, Estudio Campana fearlessly combined sculptural and design sensibilities to create a revolutionary new discipline. Pairing traditional craftmanship with industrial techniques and unconventional materials, Estudio Campana investigate concepts of cultural over-consumption, transformation and reinvention through their designs. Estudio Campana’s works can be found in over 40 public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. The brothers sewed dozens of the same plush toys onto a chair in place of cushions and subsequently gave birth to the unique style. After coming across KAWS selection of plush dolls in the form of his signature “X” eyed character, the Campana Brothers immediately reached out and began planning the collection. KAWS x Capana Companion Plush Chair “Brown” was released in 2019, made of plush toys, stainless steel and Cumaru wood. Embroidered with artists names titles and numbered out of only 25 pieces.