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São Paulo will be the Design Capital on October 23rd and 24th 2008

Dear Mariana and Expats Friends in São Paulo,

Please allow me to invite you for the biggest Design event in Latin America. I'm your InteNations Ambassador for Mexico City but I'm originally from São Paulo, and perhaps this might be of your interest.

Hope to meet you in Sao Paulo some day for a get-together. Remember, if you come to Mexico, please let me know. There is always something going on in the City.


São Paulo will be the Design Capital
on October 23rd and 24th

Karim Rashid, Ricardo Ohtake, Todd Bracher, Arne Quinze e Chico Bicalho, Greg Foley, Albrecht Bangert are some of the speakers of Boom SP Design

The first edition of BOOM SP DESIGN –International Architecture, Design and Art Forum will bring booming speakers to Brazil and promote a cool atmosphere to the city.

Organized by RSPROMO it will be held simultaneously to the opening of Karim Rashid’s Exhibition at Instituto Tomie Ohtake – October 24th Protected content January 04th Protected content .
KARIM RASHID’S Exhibition in a partnership with KARIM RASHID’S – NYC office and Instituto Tomie Ohtake – São Paulo.

RSPROMO is organizing both projects.
Solo organization of BOOM SP DESIGN with great support from its sponsors and partners.

BOOM SP DESIGN will promote a debate of the 3 main topics and its influence on consumers behavior, technology , and its impacts in the way, architects, designers, artists, corporations, marketing professionals, curators, institutions directors, etc are establishing news parameters to develop future projects.
Willing to attract more consumers to their stores to buy their products, to visit their exhibitions and museums, to commission them to develop new projects, etc

Curated by Albrecht Bangert, German, specialist in arts and design exhibitions and books also director of Studio Bangert.

Special participation of Angelo Derenze Jr., publisher of Casa Claudia Luxo-Editora Abril.

BOOM SP DESIGN, will have renowned International and Brazilian speakers such as:

Adolfo dos Santos, Brazilian, President of Santa Catarina Automotive Technology – TAC entrepreneur of the new 4x4 Brazilian car.

André Cruz, Brazilian, furniture and products designer.

Andreas Angelidakis, Greek, architect of the first Athens Biennial Art Exhibition in Protected content , will also develop the project for the Protected content .

Arne Quinze, Belgium, architect, designer and artist. He has developed projects for many clients such as Swarovski, Onitsuka Tiger and Lamborghini.

Brent White, American, products and interior designer, with fun objects.
Christian Ullmann, Argentinean, designer with sustainable products projects.

Bialice Duarte, Brazilian, jewel designer, with two important international awards: Thaitian Pearltrophy - National Edition, De Beers Diamonds International Awards-Millenium Designers.

Chico Bicalho, Brazilian, designer, sculptor and photographer, has developed the Critters collection, which are sold at stores of the most important museums such as MoMA in New York, Georges Pompidou in Paris and special design stores worldwide. Critters are produced by Kikkerland.

Greg Foley, American, creative director of Visionaire World, a super cool magazine based in NYC with a wonderful collection of special issues in collaboration with Louis Vuitton, Lacoste, Gap, Tiffany, Mario Testino and much more.

João Ciaco, Brazilian, Marketing director of FIAT Company in Brazil.

Josep Ferrando Bramona, Spanish, architect . Presentation kindly supported by IED. “ Supporting the Boom SP Design reflects the spirit IED is creating in Sao Paulo, amplifying the global exchange of knowledge towards arts and design. In bringing the Spanish architect the intentions are to guarantee viewpoints from all the corners of the planet and combine them with the Brazilian design talents.”

Karim Rashid, Egiptian born, designer, with important projects for many clients such as Alessi, Dirt Devil, Umbra, Prada, Miyake, Method, Fauchon, Mikasa, Sony, Giorgio Armani, Hyundai, Citibank, Swarovski, and Brazilian companies Melissa and Via Light - launching a lamp collection at BOOM SP DESIGN.

Levi Girardi, Brazilian, Questto Design director and designer of the Brazilian 4x4 to be produced by TAC.

Mauricio Queiroz, Brazilian, architect of Etna Stores in São Paulo and many special projects in Brazil and Europe.

Ricardo Ohtake, Brazilian, designer and director of Institute Tomie Ohtake.

Ronald Kapaz, Brazilian, designer and director of OZ Design.

Ronnie Sergio, Brazilian, Via Light director, launching Karim Rashid’s lamps made in Brazil.

Todd Bracher, American, furniture designer, with special projects for Fritz Hansen, Jaguar Stores and Tom Dixon.

Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Greek , former director Athens based D’Este Collection and present co-director of the Athens Biennial.

Master sponsorship by Oi, Shopping Iguatemi, Via Light and Deca.

Supported by: Alotof Store, Artfix, Casa Claudia Luxo, Celline, Corsage, Doctor Darwin, IED- Istituto Europeo di Design-São Paulo, Kikkerland, Perrier, Rolex, Tudor and Veuve Clicquot.

BOOM SP DESIGN will have multimedia activities as:

Main Conference Room - Protected content

Students Conference Room – Protected content (simultaneous conference video transmission).

Pocket Film/Video Festival, lounge with short films, shows and short videos related to the Forum subjects.

Pocket Exhibition, will show various works, prototypes, products, etc. created by the Forum speakers.

The event is just two weeks from - KM.MM.M-Viver Design em São Paulo, series of seminars, workshops and exhibitions organized by Sao Paulo’s City Hall - to discuss the design in its broadest aspect: from fashion to urban planning.

BOOM SP DESIGN – Architecture, Design and Art Forum will be hosted at Shopping Iguatemi - Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, Protected content , 9th floor, São Paulo – SP – Brazil, on October 23rd and 24th , Protected content , from 9am to 7 pm.
Attendees registration:
R$ 400,00* Protected content at special conference room.
R$ 1.600,00* Protected content conference room.
*US$ 1,00 = approximately R$ 1,90

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