The Favela armchair appears to be literally thrown together with timber offcuts. However, this armchair, designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana, known as the Campana Brothers, was created with leading artisans from Edra, with each armchair taking over a week to complete.
Designed in 1991, when the world was experiencing a recession, the armchair was inspired by the favelas (a Brazilian word for slum or shanty town) found in Brazil, where the Campana Brothers reside. Humberto, a self-taught artist with a law degree, established the studio in 1983 with his brother Fernando, who has a degree in architecture. Together they have worked with Edra, producing some of the most novel and highly publicised furniture creations worldwide, with enormous wit, talent and thinking well outside the square.