• Brazil
Turnover 2023
$USD 16.000
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In the early 1980s, Hugo França made a career change from industrial engineering in São Paulo to a life in Trancoso, Bahia, to be closer to the natural environment. Observing the widespread devastation of the local Atlantic Forest deeply affected him, inspiring his current work as a designer. He works intuitively, letting the natural forms of each tree guide his artistic process. He values the unique character and history of each tree and makes minimal changes to preserve its characteristics. The designer exclusively utilizes tree parts that have already been condemned – either by natural causes or human activity. 


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Hugo FRANÇA (1954)
Shukura – Coffee Table (2009)

Wood (carved solid pequi wood)
32 x 221 x 196 cm


London, United Kingdom
Fine 20th Century Design – including decorative arts from 1850, 19 may 2010


Lot # 4
Hammer price: $ 79,381
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 97,061
Estimate: $ 17,319 – $ 25,979

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