In Praise of Diversity is a Brazilian Design Exhibition curated by the most respected Brazilian Design journalist, writer and curator, Adélia Borges, taking place at Droog, in Amsterdam. I am very honored and grateful to be chosen, with the Tonton Stool to be one of the Brazilian representatives on such fertile soil of contemporary design: Droog.
Anyone who has had the opportunity to experience Brazilian culture, knows that diversity is our most valuable asset and this exhibition is an attempt to create a glimpse of it.
In the curator’s words:
“The decision to present benches together, side by side, aims to explore the idea of how the same function – to sit – can bring about totally different objects. Therefore, it may be seen that indeed form follows function, but it goes even further, expressing the culture of the place where the objects are designed and crafted.”
In Praise of Diversity: Brazilian benches at Droog
Adélia Borges points out that the content of the exhibition reflect the multiculturalism of Brazil, “a fundamental value of Brazilian culture and design”.
In Praise of Diversity: benches from Brazil [Set. 16th – Oct. 21st] Droog: Staalstraat 7B – 1011 JJ – Amsterdam