Fernando and Humberto Campana are two design-prolific brothers from Brazil, known to have more fun doing what they do than most people in the world. All of their designs are inspired by fun and many are inspired by toys, often in animal form. The NativoCampana series, new for 2010, includes some pretty fun-but-creepy-looking insect and snake "Fossils" just released in limited editions yesterday!
The Fossil designs, six in all, were produced by the Corsi Design Factory in Italy. They are all handmade in flexible resins with plastic "fossils," and are being sold in numbered editions of 30 each by Moss. If you're a collector, get going!
1. NativoCampana, Fossils, Arachne Globe Vase
Arachnid, indeed! The Arachne Globe Vase has an 18 inch diameter and is 11 inches high.
NativoCampana Fossils Arachne Globe Vase: ©M.W. MOSS LTD.
2. NativoCampana, Fossils, Fossil Globe Vase
Though this vase is simply called 'Fossil,' it does appear to be some kind of crustacean. This Fossil vase, has the Campana brothers' trademark layering style seen predominantly in their stuffed animal and leather chairs. This vase is 13 inches high and has a 17 inch diameter.
NativoCampana Fossils Fossil Globe Vase: ©M.W. MOSS LTD.
3. NativoCampana, Fossils, Saùva Bowl
Saùva is a poisonous ant. These saùvas are pretty big ones set in the Fossil Saùva Bowl, itself 26 by 15 by 6 inches.
NativoCampana Fossils Saùva Bowl: ©M.W. MOSS LTD.
4. NativoCampana, Fossils, Vipera Big Bowl
The largest piece in the Fossils collection, the Vipera Big Bowl is approximately 24 inches in diameter and 16 inches high.
NativoCampana Fossils Vipera Big Bowl: ©M.W. MOSS LTD.
NativoCampana Fossils Vipera Big Bowl, detail: ©M.W. MOSS LTD.
5. NativoCampana, Fossils, Vipera Cardigan Vase
Now, don't you think the Campana brothers were chuckling just a bit while they were designing the Vipera Cardigan vase? This vase is 18 inches high with a 12 inch diameter.
NativoCampana Fossils Vipera Cardigan Vase: ©M.W. MOSS LTD.
6. NativoCampana, Fossils, Vipera Globe Vase
Magnificent artistry with cracked resin suggestive of the Campana Mirages, also released in 2010. Size is 12" high with a 15 inch diameter.
NativoCampana Fossils Vipera Globe Vase: ©M.W. MOSS LTD.
Awesome, aren't they? Remember, they are all limited edition works, available from Moss. To see how much more fun the Campana brothers have had, take a visit to their website.