In her debut at the exhibition, the architect presents a 47 m2 project with the concept of private infinity
Owner of a trait that harmoniously mixes different coatings and contemporary details valued on a neutral basis, Barbara Dundes debuts at CASACOR São Paulo 2022 with Studio Bereshí, a 47 m2 environment divided into kitchen, living room, bedroom, office and balcony. With the theme “Private Infinity”, this edition of the show celebrates 35 years and takes place in the heart of São Paulo: at Conjunto Nacional, from July 5 to September 11, 2022.
Inspired by the translation of the word 'Bereshí', the hebrew term that begins and gives the name to the first book of the Pentateuch, translated as "in the beginning" (in Portuguese, we understand principle as the beginning or the reason for something), the architect created a true refuge for the inner gaze, with the concept of returning to individual principles.
Following the meaning of the word “principle”, all floors and main walls were coated with natural materials – the floor at entrance of the room, for example, is made of natural stone reused from a quarry located in Espírito Santo. Full of shards, it brings a reflection on life, on setbacks and difficulties, represents the traumas that everyone carries, but that are overcome. When the shards are collected and glued back together, we have something new, unique and beautiful, with new marks and scars, which symbolize memories that must be shown.
The project is divided into two parts: the first, on the front, has a social area that includes a living room and kitchen. Right at the entrance, the visitor is guided by a cozy atmosphere, marked by the preservation of the local architecture ceiling, highlighted by indirect lighting, where the furniture signed by Odara, with the Revoar swing, can be found, providing a welcoming reception. In the small kitchen, with joinery by Ornare, the shapeless lines and rounded corners mark the space.
In the second part, Barbara designed a wooden box, designed to frame the external architecture of the access ramp. In addition to positioning the room on a small balcony with a garden and an office overlooking the interior of the place, it represents a cocoon, a place that embraces the soul and brings warmth. The highlight is the bed, designed by the architect for the show and executed by Odara, it was inspired by the Conjunto Nacional, one of the most important architectural landmarks in the city, designed 63 years ago by the architect David Libeskind. On the ceiling, the presence of a skylight is an invitation to reflect, look at the interior, the marks and scars, observing cracks, represented by the ribbed slab of the building, which also recalls all present history, creating a true moment of introspection. In the wooden box, Akafloor's Tauari flooring was used, with environmental certification. The rounded corners present in every project represent the not-so-rigid side, revealing the lightness in being more flexible.
To tie the concept together in a unique way, Barbara carefully chose national artists and pieces that value and bring Brazilianness to the project. The living room wall was given a tapestry made in partnership with Alex Rocca, showing the same fragments of the floor, but with pieces that were connecting, representing the life and reconstruction behind each trial of error and success. In conjunction with Bá Arte, another important work was developed, installed on the bedroom wall; pieces from Chapada Diamantina take shape through natural stones and organic formats, with characteristics that bring the stories of a place with memories and ties representing the intertwining of life.
The pieces present in the closet show female empowerment and sustainability, the handmade shoes are from Sapanet, developed by Marcela Suzmeyan, creator of the brand. The clothes were created by the stylist Cecilia Prado, with pieces in light tones, produced by young women apprentices in their first job, who learn about the manufacture of the pieces, made of materials that would be discarded, and become products such as ponchos and shawls.
Finally, providing a unique architectural experience, the environment can be observed through the access ramp to the Conjunto Nacional. Overlooking the wooden box and the visitors that circulate in the show, upon entering the space, you can see the wood framing the curve of the ramp, creating a true picture of the architecture of the place.
1. Odara: Stools, bed, nightstand, desk, swing, side table
2. Carbono: Couch
3. Dpot: Armchair, chair and production items
4. Le Fatagis: Coffee table, bedside table, bench
5. Ornare: Woodwork
6. Ranieri Mármores: labor stones
7. Thor: Stones
8. Gb Engenharia: manpower
9. Deca: Tableware and metals
10. High End: Automation
11. LG: Speaker / laptop
12. Zipper Galeria: Work of art
13. Alex Rocca: work of art
14. Ba Arte: work of art
15. Orna Galeria: level frame
16. Marché Art de Vie: pieces
17. Construflama: fireplace
18. La Lampe: Technical and decorative lighting
19. Elettromec: Eletros
20. Akafloor: wood
21. Coral: Ink
22. Reveev: mattress
23. Frida não late: Vase
24. Casa Téo: Scales, crystal glasses, rosewood wooden spoon
25. Cecilia Prado: Sustainable clothing
26. Sapanet: shoes
27. Riachuelo: bedding
28. ByKamy: Tapestry
29. Bia Abreu: landscaping
30. Organne: Vases
31. Codex: blankets and pillows
32. Uniflex: curtain
33. HYBRIDA: Frames with stones and candlestick coffee table