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Zanini de Zanine, the first M&O AMERICAS Designer of the Year!

Event alert! From May 12 to 15 in Miami Beach, the inaugural edition of MAISON&OBJET AMERICAS has ushered a wide array of new releases and happenings into its orbit. The highlight of the session: the naming of the first M&O AMERICAS Designer of the Year. A chance to meet the magnetic Brazilian Zanini de Zanine. Zanini de Zanine fell into design when he was little. The gifted thirty-something Brazilian is none other than the son of Rio’s great architect and designer José Zanine Caldas (1919-2001). The poetic effectiveness of modernist architecture, the warmth and presence of wood, the ability to anchor harmonies that are built in the eye in materials and space—his legacy is considerable. Weaned on drawing — his...

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