Hugo França

França at Fairchild

The works of Hugo França will be on display in the Garden for the 2013-2014 Art at Fairchild season from Dec. 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014. The exhibition will be curated during Art Basel Miami Beach by Cristina Grajales of the Cristina Grajales Gallery in New York.

Itapema Chaise in pequi wood, 2013

Itapema Chaise in pequi wood, 2013

Based in his home country of Brazil, Hugo França uses all natural materials to create functional and sustainable design pieces. Each piece uses reclaimed wood from felled, burned or dead trees. By working them into functional designs, França gives new life to trees that are sometimes hundreds of years old. He learned unique woodworking techniques from the indigenous people of a Bahia jungle in northeastern Brazil; instead of masking the natural quality of his materials, he accentuates it. Thus, the pieces are organic and show a true appreciation and understanding of nature. Viewers can experience all the details of the wood used, from the texture to the color to the shape.

Machacos Sculpture in pequi wood, 2007
Machacos Sculpture in pequi wood, 2007

Art at Fairchild is generously supported by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Lin Lougheed and Aaron I. Fleischman.