Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 1978.
Zanini de Zanine grew up watching his father José Zanine Caldas working on architecture, sculpture and design projects. However, he only reached professional maturity after his experience in Sergio Rodrigues’ studio, where he produced his first piece of furniture.
He graduated in Industrial Design in 2002, and straight afterwards produced the craft-made “Reclaimed Woods – Limited Editions” series, solid wood furnishings using recovered materials such as columns, beams and items from old houses.
In 2004, he moved into industrial production using other materials in addition to wood, such as plastic, methacrylate and metal, and began collecting some of the most important Brazilian and international design awards, including the IF Awards.
In 2013 he began to collaborate with Italian company Slamp, designing the suspension lamp Flora.