It happened in New York, between the 18th and 25th of September 2010, a series of events dedicated to the presentation of the work of architect and designer Carlos Motta. This set of events earned the name of Carlos Motta’s Week.
The headquarters of the events was the Espasso Inc Gallery (www.espasso.com), located at 38 N Moore Street, Tribeca, with support from the Consulate of Brazil and Phillips de Pury auction house.
The first event happened on September 20th, a lecture at AIA – American Institute ofArchitects (www.aianys.org) – which presented the concepts, drawings, photos and designs featuring the history of this award-winning Brazilian architect and designer.
Then at the 22nd we had the vernissage of the exhibition “Furniture in Reclaimed Wood”, and the launching of the book and DVD “Carlos Motta – Life as I see It” (Editora Bei), a second edition in English, at Espasso Inc Gallery.
The purpose of this exhibition was to clarify the possibility of executing Brazilian design furniture with great build quality and aesthetics, using reused woods. Strength the concept of sustainability, environmental and social responsibilities. The pieces are unique or short runs.
On the 24th, it happened a lecture at Phillips de Pury (www.phillipsdepury.com), which theme was the development of Brazilian art and Latin American in major galleries and auction houses.
A series of other actions were scheduled for the further development of Brazilian culture, associated with responsible use of raw materials, and social responsibility.