Fernanda Brunoro for Schuster

London-based Brazilian designer, Fernanda Brunoro presents her new furniture range for Schuster that launched last week in Brazil. Inspired by the designer’s archaeological research on various South American civilizations of the pre-Columbian period: Aztecs, Incas, Mayans and Moches.

The designer explains, “The pre-Columbian culture is characterized by mystical elements, superstitious connections and pagan symbolism. The exoticism of clothing and accessories, the richness of body ornamentation, the sophisticated architecture, impressive mathematics’ field and astronomy were also used as a reference when developing the collection.”

Descriptions below are from the designer:

Redonda armchair
Elegant and charming the armchair has soft cushions, round wooden base and curved backrest which is made by fiberglass, creating a rather cozy and warm feeling. The shape is inspired by handmade objects from the pre-Columbian period.

Pedraria table
Elegant and imposing, the legs of the table were inspired by details of accessories and clothing from the pre-Columbian period. The central part of the top, received a marquetry pattern effect that was inspired by ancient stone walls of this period. This interesting effect was created by placing the wooden grain pieces in an opposite wooden grain direction of the top. The Portuguese word “pedraria” means precious rock.

Contínua dining table & small table
Inspired by the curves of pre-Columbian ornaments, the table has legs with different rounded sections that start from the floor in a slender to a robust shape, creating an interesting formal value. Legs painted in an ombré effect.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.