Fab 40: Brazil

Bar Volt

Bar Volt, Sao Paolo
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Bar Volt

Bar Volt

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Models Jt

Gracie, Renata and Isabel, just three members of Brazil’s international catwalk core. Renata wears dress, R$3076, by Gloria Coelho. Gracie wear dress, R$840, by Priscila Darolt. Isabel wears dress, R$1279, by Reinaldo Lourenco
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Gracie wears costume, R$600; bangles, R$320 each, all by Neon. Shoes, R$2500, by Gloria Coelho. Isabel wears costume, R$1220. Shoes, R$2500, by Gloria Coelho

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Renata

Renata wears dress, R$2228, by Sta. Ephigenia, and necklace, R$540, by Diego for Surface2air. Isabel wears dress, price on request, by Amapo

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Verena wears Blouse, R$948; Dress, R$1324, both by Cris Barros. Necklace by Elisa Stecca. Photographer: Andre Passos

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Streetart

Street art has easily become one of Brazil's biggest cultural exports with Eduardo Recife as one of the forms greatest exponents - with this handmade typeface a perfect example of his innovative work
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Streetart

The Map of the Interior World, by Eduardo Recife, 2008

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Streetart

Life/Death, by Eduardo Recife, 2007

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Streetart

Love, by Eduardo Recife, 2007

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Streetart

Kyoto, by Eduardo Recife, 2008

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Streetart

Change Yourself, by Eduardo Recife, 2007

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Streetart

Whatever It's Meant To Be, by Eduardo Recife, 2008

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Streetart

New Heights, by Eduardo Recife, 2008

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Streetart

King of Hearts, by Eduardo Recife, 2007

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Streetart

Queen of Hearts, by Eduardo Recife, 2006

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Streetart

Judge Not, by Eduardo Recife, 2008

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Streetart

Misprinted Type Poster, by Eduardo Recife, 2007

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Streetart

Paintings 2, by Eduardo Recife, 2009

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Streetart

Handmade Typeface, by Eduardo Recife, 2009

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Culture

The São Paulo Dance Theatre-New Artistic and Cultural Complex by Herzog & DeMeuron
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Embraer

The Brazilian aerospace conglomerate, Embraer - famed for it's high-performance jets - celebrates its 40th birthday this year
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Embraer

The cabin of the Embraer high-performance jet

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Embraer

Embraer's cockpit

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Embraer

Embraer's high-performance jet

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Embraer

The luxury interior of the Embraer cabin

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Embraer

The Embraer celebrates its 40th birthday this year

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Emiliano

The Emiliano Hotel by Arthur Casas, Sao Paolo
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Emiliano

The Emiliano Hotel by Arthur Casas, Sao Paolo

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Emiliano

The Emiliano Hotel by Arthur Casas, Sao Paolo

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Emiliano

The Emiliano Hotel by Arthur Casas, Sao Paolo

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Emiliano

The Emiliano Hotel by Arthur Casas, Sao Paolo

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Idea

Apartamento rua Joao Moura by Sao Paolo's Idea!Zarvos practice
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Apartamento rua Joao Moura by Sao Paolo's Idea!Zarvos practice

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Apartamento Ourania by Sao Paolo's Idea!Zarvos practice

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Apartamento Ourania by Idea!Zarvos practice

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Apartamento Imagens by Idea!Zarvos practice

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Entrance to the Apartamento Imagens by Idea!Zarvos practice

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Apartamento Itacolomi by Idea!Zarvos practice

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Inhotim Jt

Beam Drop by Chris Burden at Inhotim in the tropical surrounds of Brumandinho
Photography: Carol Reis
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Helio Oiticica's Magic Square no 5 - De Luxe at Inhotim, Brumandinho
Photography: Carol Reis

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The Insolito boutique hotel, Buzios
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The Insolito boutique hotel, Buzios

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The Insolito boutique hotel, Buzios

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The Insolito boutique hotel, Buzios

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The Insolito boutique hotel, Buzios

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The Insolito boutique hotel, Buzios

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Lumini Jt

'Lift Lamp' by Fernando Prado of Lumini lighting, Sao Paolo
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How Prado's 'Lift Lamp' works

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The shade can be moved up or down to whichever height you may need

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Adriana Jt

Rolim de Camargo House in Sao Paolo, by MMBB Architects
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Rolim de Camargo House in Sao Paolo, by MMBB Architects

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Rolim de Camargo House in Sao Paolo, by MMBB Architects

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Rolim de Camargo House by MMBB Architects

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Museumrio

Copacabana's Museum of Image and Sound by Diller, Scafidio and Renfro
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Museumrio

Copacabana's Museum of Image and Sound by Diller, Scafidio and Renfro

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Museumrio

Copacabana's Museum of Image and Sound by Diller, Scafidio and Renfro

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Obvio

The three seater urban micro-sportscar by Brazilian start-up Obvio!
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Obvio

The three seater urban micro-sportscar by Brazilian start-up Obvio!

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Ovo

2.88 table by Sao Paolo-based design team Ovo
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Ovo

Home sweet home shelving by Ovo

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Ovo

Tiras two-seater sofa by Ovo

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Ovo

Campo modular seating by Ovo

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Ovo

Bis shelving by Ovo

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Almeida

Rodrigo Almeida's Sao Paolo-inspired designs take the city's streets as their cue
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Almeida

Rodrigo Almeida's Factory chair

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Almeida

Rodrigo Almeida's Sao Paolo-inspired designs take the city's streets as their cue

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Almeida

Rodrigo Almeida's Sao Paolo-inspired designs take the city's streets as their cue

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Almeida

Recyclable collection by Rodrigo Almeida

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Almeida

Recyclable collection by Rodrigo Almeida

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Almeida

Belt shelving by Rodrigo Almeida

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Simas

The Pier House, by Gabriel Grinspum and Mariana Simas. Set in Saco Do Mamangu, Paraty
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Simas

The Pier House, by Gabriel Grinspum and Mariana Simas. Set in Saco Do Mamangu, Paraty

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Simas

The Pier House, by Gabriel Grinspum and Mariana Simas. Set in Saco Do Mamangu, Paraty

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Simas

The Pier House, by Gabriel Grinspum and Mariana Simas. Set in Saco Do Mamangu, Paraty

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Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms