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Francisco Calio of São Paulo, Brazil based design firm Calio Interiors + Design is about as bold as they come. Pattern, colours, textures, modern furnishings and bold graphic artwork joined together make for some very high impact spaces. Lots of personality and energy. This man knows how to have fun and I don't think he takes life too seriously. .
A couple of months ago Jo featured a project by Brazilian architect Felipe Hess that was fresh and colourful with some fun graphic patterns. I came across this project of Felipe's that is quite the opposite. Not what we typically see from a Brazilian - this one is very subdued, modern and minimalist. I love it for those reasons. And because someone clearly has great taste in chairs (Hans Wegner's Hoop and Peacock).
Sitting proudly on the rise with its face turned to the sun is the striking Quinta da Baroneza House by São Paulo-based Candida Tabet Arquitetura. Massive spans and a play of horizontal against vertical elements characterise the design. Sun kissed, open and generous. A true Brazilian beauty.
The palette is restrained, black, neutrals, wood tones except for the flashes of yellow and gold. Spaces within the open plan room are defined by ceiling heights and furniture groupings while layers of texture prevent the whole from being sterile. Moody, masculine, urban, polished, Brazilian. Itacolomi Apartment 445 by São Paulo-based architect Diego Revollo.