Brazilian Embassy Event, Washington DC

Sérgio Amaral, Ambassador of Brazil to the US, hosted select design industry leaders at a luncheon in his private residence followed by lectures, panelists, and an exhibition of Brazilian design. Initiated by Jonathan Durling, the even enabled cultural and design historians, noted designers, specifiers, a gallery owner, and Interior Design Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen to discuss the elevation of a new category in the US: Modern Brazilian Design. 

Sossego was the exclusive distributor at the week-long exhibit of works by its three artists, two of whom were in attendance: Aristeu Pires, known among his contemporaries in Brazil’s A&D community as “king of chairs,” as his infamous seating designs are installed in a global coffee retailer’s nearly 100 locations across Brazil, and emerging designer Guilherme Wentz, who was named Rising Talent at MAISON&OBJET and Talent on the Rise and finalist at the first Casa Vogue Design Awards. 

The goal was congruous with Sossego’s mission: to present a new category in the US and share its distinct cultural story of Brasilidade while reflecting a global influence.