New York, NY (PRWEB) May 1, 2008
Brastilo, the on-line retailer of contemporary Brazilian furniture is pleased to announce their collaboration with Pieter Maes of Make Agency.
"We are excited about our recent collaboration with Pieter Maes," stated Isaque Kirschner, Brastilo's Managing Director. "Being an up-and-coming talent, Pieter brings some new and dynamic perspectives to his furniture designs." Brastilo will be introducing several of Pieter's designs at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) this May in New York City. Look for a fresh look in chairs and consoles that are contemporary but, are inspired by the natural aspects of the Brazilian country-side. "We have pushed the envelope in the way wood is graphically and sculpturally used. This is an aggressive, edgy and elegant look for us," said Isaque Kirschner.
Pieter who is based in Antwerp, Belgium was schooled in European modernism and Bauhaus design. However, after visiting Brazil for an extensive period of time came away with an appreciation of the many local cultures and its long history of modern contemporary furniture.
"I was first drawn to Brastilo because of their wood working capabilities and their philosophy of making sustainable products," said Pieter. "This collaboration gives me the opportunity to work with solid wood. This is a medium that allows me to shape the wood in unusual but contemporary ways. I enjoy working with Brastilo's skilled craftsman and was impressed with their knowledge. I would like to honor their skills through my designs."
About Brastilo Living:
Brastilo's unique collection of residential contemporary furniture and accessories features limited edition, eco-friendly furniture from world class designers with a Brazilian flair. Each piece is handcrafted in Brazil from wood that comes from our own eco-friendly sustainable forests. Visit Brastilo in booth 515 at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair May 17-20, NYC, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center or visit http://www.Brastilio.com/pietermaes for more information.