Knowledge Is Power
Down in Lower Manhattan today, Daniel plus Lauren along with notable home decor publications were invited to the Casa Brasil Q&A curator breakfast in collaboration with ApexBrasil and the ICFF/ WantedDesign furniture trade show taking place right now to learn more about beautiful pieces designed and manufactured in the country of Brazil, all making their way into the United States as consumers seek out a new home experience while enduring the new challenges of everyday life such as Ukraine, Row V. Wade, supply chain issues thanks to COVID19, and inflation.
For those who are lucky enough to emerge from the last two years of the COVID19 pandemic filled with lockdowns and restrictions, consumers are in search of a fresh new look for their homes as they look ahead to more optimistic times, they escape to a much more simple experience that’s inspires easy living, but more about telling the story behind what it takes to make such a simple concept of a dining room table, where you first realize it could’ve been thought of by you, but the process, details, and the layerings behind a simple furniture concept will quickly make you realize it’s not that simple to think up.
The Casa Brasil space in lower Manhattan should not be thought of as space with Brazilian furniture, but a lounge that feels like home with hundreds of participating Brazilian furniture designers who make the Brazilian home experience as real, and as comfortable as possible, utilizing natural wood, leather, and stone to inspire an idea that seems simple to create, but takes layers such as which raw material best suits a table, chair, or dresser, figuring out the aesthetics of building your piece of furniture, which price point fits a designer’s idea, and if there’s a large enough market for it to produce and sell.
Layers to create and manufacture simple apparently are not easy, but it is very important that the story behind what you buy stresses why you made this beautiful piece of furniture in the first place, what inspired you, who, what, when, why, and how you got inspired to create a drawer that represents a sculpture, that’s also where Brazilian roots come in because it’s important to know the Brazilian culture and heritage behind this simple piece of beautiful furniture that tells a beautiful story.
The story and experience that Brazilian furniture brings to New York City thanks to Casa Brasil now play a new important role in emerging from the COVID19 pandemic, to now what your life will be like post-pandemic, how this one piece of Brazilian furniture that took precedence during lockdown will now help you move forward in your life, whether you decide to go back to the office and need that beautiful coffee table to welcome you home every night which contains sculptures from Artisans in the state of Alagoas that’s rich with culture, or you permanently stay working from home and you want these artifacts and layers of Brazil to keep you productive and happy as possible.
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