são paulo: design house

© design house / zieta prozessdesign - zieta seatings

launched last year in são paulodesign house is a new experimental platform that showcases contemporary design from both brazil and abroad to a growing local demographic of design aficionados. initiated by creative agency diald, the second edition is held during são paulo design weekend on aug 15-18 is a collab with design store marché art de vie. it's once again held at a disused mansion, this time one that's in a rather wonderful derelict state, and will be less of an exhibition but more of an experiential event of all design aspects instead. a curated number of contemporary design objects are put on display amidst the ruins of this downtown structure, emphasizing not only the contrast between the archaic and the craftsmanship and perfection of design, but also the sheer decadence of the equation.

participating designers include brazilians renata moura and israel macedo, but also warsaw-based collective the spirit of poland and it also features exemplary design pieces straight from dmy berlin. mind you, the premises will be the future location of marché art de vie's newest store and this collab event sheds a light on yet another objective: to contradict the general assumption that a commercial approach of art and design is incompatible with a conceptual one. in order to start a dialogue between the two, the program features live design performance workshops, in addition to lectures and cult film screenings. and because this is brazil, a fun element is blended into the design house formula by way of a cocktail bar and dj sets on the premises. location: alameda gabriel monteiro da silva 224 [jardim paulista].

© design house / pascal howe - the worker object + lamp