This month Bottletop had the pleasure of exhibiting at MADE (Mercado-Arte-Design fair) in São Paulo. Artistic director Waldick Jatobá and curator Bruno Simões selected an incredible spread of collectibles, including art, furniture, and accessories. Bottletop was proud to be the only fashion label selected to exhibit and to show among outstanding examples of Brazilian and international design by creative visionaries we admire.
MADE’s glorious location at São Paulo Jockey Club
The Bottletop exhibit at MADE 2015
It was the first time that we’ve presented our collection live to the Brazilian public. After eight special years developing our atelier there and supporting local communities, it was a deeply rewarding occasion as we were thrilled to receive incredible feedback from everyone who visited our installation.
While admiring our new designs some visitors were so enamoured they invested in a piece of Bottletop on the spot!
The Campana Brothers’ installation for MADE Milan 2015 (Photo: Ruy Teixeira)
The Campana Brothers’ new Cangaço collection
This pluralisation in luxury design that many Brazilian designers are part of is important because it goes hand-in-hand with the growing acceptance of diversity, and a wider appreciation for individual expression and multiculturalism. The Campanas celebrate the tradition and vibrancy of Brazilian street culture in playful ways, and their newest collection, Cangaço, is no exception.
Installations by Ana Neutee Rafael Chvaicher (left) and Lurca Azulejos + Mauricio Arruda (right)
Our other favourite exhibitors at MADE were tile designers Lurca Azulejos + Mauricio Arruda, Ana Neutee Rafael Chvaicher, who had beautifully refined chairs, and Ale Jordao, whose neon pieces we fancied for ourselves.
We’re looking forward to exhibiting at the next MADE, taking place in Milan in, and at next year’s São Paulo edition. Read about one of our previous Brazilian escapades - this time with photographer Andre Vieira and supermodel Candice Swanepoel to shoot our campaign - here on British Vogue.