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“Kaüpuna” Swing

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Estimated production time: 2 - 5 weeks

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A “new indigenous product”, it was with these words that Kulikyrda Mehinako described the “Kaupüna” Swing.

Its design rises from the desire to enhance the buriti yarn, made by women who wrap very thin strips of straw around their thighs with quick movements, which they manage to gather after taking a boat down the river to collect material and then put it to dry.

Completely executed in the Kaupüna Village of the Mehinako ethnicity, located in the Xingu Indigenous Reserve, a piece was born that unites the design of a designer from São Paulo, who is passionate about Brazilian handicrafts, and the indigenous handicraft tradition.

Representing the artisanal work of women who harvest, clean, and prepare the buriti straw to make the thread with which they weave their traditional nets, and of men who enter the forest to find trees from which to take the wood to create zoomorphic benches adorned with charcoal and annatto-based graphics.

It was the first time in Kaupüna village that men and women worked together to create a single piece. Infinite emotion, immeasurable value!

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60x30x200

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Full dimensions LxWxH (cm)

60x30x200

Material

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Production Year

2020

Color

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Undergraduate in business administration, Maria Fernanda discovered interior design upon refurbishing an apartment. Noticing her talent for this area, Maria enrolled with Escola Panamericana de Arte and FAAP to attend interior design classes, and within time, found that her love was in designing furniture, therefore reenrolling with Escola Panamericana de Arte for a furniture design classes.

In mid 2014, the designer create a piece that was awarded honorable citations by Escola Panamericana de Arte and by Girona Design. During the research for the project, she fell in love for the artisanal work and decided to merge it to the furniture.

As of such date, she have decided to dedicate itself to rediscover the native art, to promote such great richness, to value it and to make it accessible and understandable, combining art, delicacy, inspiration and memories. From this desire, Yankatu was born.

She is responsible for the creation and development of the furniture pieces.

The designer

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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.
is the Adorno curator of design destination São Paulo. "Kaüpuna" Swing by YANKATU - Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros is carefully selected as a piece that reflects the local design scene of São Paulo. As a local and recognized design expert 's curation is a quality assurance that buying from YANKATU - Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros is a safe investment in the most important design from São Paulo right now.
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Waldick Jatoba is the Adorno curator of design destination São Paulo. "Kaüpuna" Swing by YANKATU - Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros is carefully selected as a piece that reflects the local design scene of São Paulo. As a local and recognized design expert Waldick Jatoba's curation is a quality assurance that buying from YANKATU - Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros is a safe investment in the most important design from São Paulo right now.

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