b. 1923
- d. 2019
  • Brazil
Turnover 2023
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Motta graduated with a degree in architecture in São Paulo, 1976. While attending Cabrillo College, he worked as a designer and cabinetmaker in Santa Cruz, California. Afterwards, Motta conducted research in Finland on molded and rolled wood. Carlos has participated in numerous exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. He has been awarded many important prizes, most notably the Hors Concours Award at the IX Prêmio do Museu da Casa Brasileira; First Place, Aluizio Magalhães Prize, at the V Competition of Industrial Design; and First Place, Best Furniture Design, at II Prêmio do Museu da Casa Brasileira. Motta is a professor of Planning at FAAP University in São Paulo. Carlos Motta, one of the leading Brazilian architects, is constantly involved with environmental conservation projects and chooses sustainable sources to create his pieces. His designs use ecologically certified or reclaimed wood, resulting in strong, durable, elegant pieces.


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Carlos MOTTA (1952)
Lampadaire, Modèle Koguma (2015)

Wood (Bois de Peroba rose,) métal et bronze
195 x 95 cm

Paris, France
Design + Art do Brasil, 13 dec 2017


Lot # 90
Hammer price: $ 24,714 (€ 21,000)
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 32,152
Estimate: $ 21,183 – $ 29,421

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