Beijú Center Table in Cabreúva wood - With artisans from Brazil

by YANKATU - Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros Brazil

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Estimated production time: 12 weeks

Dimension LxWxH (cm): 120x120x32
Limited Editions Material : Cabreuva solid wood
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A tribute to Mehinako women.

All Mehinako traditions move me. The exchange system called Moitará, through which exchanges between villages are made, allows women to purchase ceramic pieces that are placed over the fire to prepare the typical food, the cassava beiju. This moment was also revered at Mesa Beiju, carved in solid cabreuva and balanced on bricks made also of wood, paying homage to the work of women, not only in food, but also in the elaboration of tiny beads necklaces used in their rituals.

Materials – Cabreuva solid wood and details of red beaded necklaces traditionally used in rituals, made by Kayanaku Aweti, Kaupüna village, in Xingu Indigenous Territory, MT.

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Weight 80 kg
Dimensions 130 × 130 × 57 cm
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YANKATU - Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros

My motivation comes from my soul and flows openly, on my life and in my work. I love what I do and I do it with intensity, I live every moment and I transmit all this emotion. In each project I immerse myself deeply in the region, in their craft and in the lives of the people who make them, it is a dive governed by research and by my soul, guided by the heart, done with respect and with the rhythm dictated by time. I get transformed and provoke transformations, and these atitudes reflect in the surroundings and beyond. I believe that design and art are one of the ways to value and eternalize the ancestral knowledge of Brazilian traditional crafts and the importance of nature around us, and so I use all tools that I have to create a quilt of infinite possibilities, full of feelings. Through Yankatu I expose not only my work, I bring with me the dreams and works of the artisans and instigate new dreams. The tangible part of this work are the pieces that intertwine my touch with the lives that share their moments with me. The other part, immeasurable, is in continuous development, in a mixture of art and freedom, with no date to finish. It is a continuous development, in a relationship created around respect and trust. My desire, to be able to do this as long as I live.

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Presenting “PROXIMITY”, a collection created in collaboration with Southern Sweden Design Days showcasing a selection of new work from ten designers and studios. As a whole, the collection contemplates the notion of proximity, interconnection, and belonging. Whether through contemporary references to traditional crafts techniques; the use of locally sourced materials such as wool, lichen, steel, and wood; or playful visualisations of the notion itself, the selected pieces illustrate the importance of closeness, interconnection, and kinship in uncertain times. Featuring pieces by Andrea Santivanez, Andréason & Leibel, Ebba Lindgren, Förstberg Ling, Jóna Berglind Stefánsdóttir, Lab La Bla, Lisa Darland, Louise Hederström, Moa Lönn, and Studio M. Organised by Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sweden, Southern Sweden Design Days is an annual event currently in its second edition, which highlights sustainability, collaboration, development, and innovation in design. This year’s theme, as described by the event organisers, “[reflects] on the notion of being close – the connection between people, cities, countries, species, professions, etc”. The physical exhibition of “PROXIMITY” will take place at Lokstallarna, Södra Bulltoftavägen 51, 212 22 Malmö from 19 - 22 May 2022.