The Atlantica Collection is an interesting mix of powerful references coming from Modernist Brazilian architecture.
Alexander Lamont and I have been speaking for several years about doing a collection together.
We share a real connection and deep appreciation for these noble materials and Alex is always interested in moving the materials, designs and craftsmanship towards a contemporary vibrancy.
My Brazilian background introduces to the brand an ode to a tropical BauHaus, if you will; represented in the influence from Oscar Niemeyer, Lúcio Costa and Roberto Burle Marx.
Being a Brazilian, born one year after the foundation of Brasília (Niemeyer’s planned capital), the Modernist Movement is always a part of my work, although I had never designed a collection drawn solely from their vision and contribution.
However, that reference combined with Alexander’s mastery of such severable materials pushed the designs into a whole new territory for me. It was an incredibly fulfilling experience as a designer and admirer of time-honored design.