André Bastos, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1962; Guilherme Leite Ribeiro, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1968; live and work in São Paulo, Brazil
Our partnership seeks to explore colors, texture, contours, and materials to the fullest, through our two areas of expertise fashion and graphic design. Our first collection was lauded for its sensitive yet daring recovery of the Brazilian baroque, an irreverent take on the opulent and ornate art of the period—black-outlined mirrors, ruby-colored side tables, and portable chandeliers that fold flat. In revisiting the past, we recognize that in life there are things that you “can’t take with you,” although everything is there to be revisited, rethought, reapplied. Our primary objective as Nada Se Leva is to draw from the heritage of the past and apply it using today’s technology.
Whether it is our fun mini-stools or transformative floor lamps, we have focused on fine craftsmanship applied to sensibly designed pieces made of fine woods, aiming to re-create the simplicity of design developed by our Brazilian predecessors such as Tenreiro, Lucio de Carvalho, and Zanine Caldas. We also seek out new materials and techniques to develop our work, such as laser-cut acrylic and digitally stamped Formica, all with a deeply rooted sense of humor.See works on Artsy