EM2 Design, Eco-Conscious from Rio de Janeiro


Mariana Betting Ferrarezi and Roberto Hercowitz are the Brazilian designers behind EM2, a firm born in Barcelona and now based in Rio de Janeiro focused in design-solutions for users and companies that include eco-friendly commodities and processes. The design studio emerged in Barcelona more than three years ago, and has had exhibitions in Madrid, Pamplona and Berlin. After four years in Spain, they returned to Brazil last year and since then they're developed furniture and objects in partnerships with companies like Habitart and Schuster. "We believe in the investigation and development of ecologically correct materials, as well as technology utilization that privileges and respects the environment", says Hercowitz. The designs shown above are the 'X' chair, from certified wood and bonded leather; the 'Tube' puff and chair, from recycled cardboard tubes; and the 'Aiue' table, from recovered paper and metal. Their website is a little out of date, but shows their designs. Their actual address is R. Prudente de Moraes, 1.441, 301, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro (21 — 2259 3720). Brazilian designers have always stood out in what comes to eco design: check out our other posts on Brazil by tag or via Google search. ::EM2 Design ::Habitart ::Schuster

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