US specialists in contemporary and modern Brazilian design, ESPASSO, has launched a showroom in London.
Opening on September 13, the showroom will coincide with London Design Festival, where the company will present a series of talks and events.
“We are very excited to open a London showroom, which will allow us the opportunity to show our collection to a broader audience, as well as more convenient access to the works of our designers for our existing clientele based abroad,” said Carlos Junqueira, founder ESPASSO.
“Collaborating with 19 Greek Street was a natural fit for us, and we are looking forward to bringing the best of Brazilian design, past and present, to London.”
Committed to conserving Brazil’s rich 20th Century design heritage and promoting the work of today’s leading Brazilian designers, ESPASSO will present its design pieces across two floors of the design gallery, 19 Greek Street, Soho,which will present handpicked pieces from international design studios.
ESPASSO will bring to the UK the works of the designers it has become celebrated for in the US.
Onsite will be works from the mid-century masters Sergio Rodrigues and Jorge Zalszupin, future classics by contemporary designers Carlos Motta, Etel Carmona, Arthur Casas, Claudia Moreira Salles, and Isay Weinfeld, as well as iconic re-edition pieces by Branco & Preto.
Sitting alongside this main collection will be a selection of vintage pieces that will highlight the importance of Brazilian design and culture.
The UK launch at 19 Greek Street will mark ESPASSO’s sole venue outside of the US where it has two showrooms – its inaugural location in New York and a second site in Los Angeles.