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We are photographers of our surroundings, of our time.

The world of the Campana Brothers is a world of possibilities. Or better: a world where things are made possible.

Fernando and Humberto’s work shows us that, in order to belong to the world, first we need to embrace our own backyard.

It is by carrying our country’s culture that they cross boundaries. In one step, they go from Brazil to Italy, from São Paulo to Rome.

They combine the old and the new worlds to create Barroca, a Melissa collection where everyday Brazilian life meets the most refined of all arts.

Insects and birds from Brazil are merged with florals and angels from the Italian Baroque. In Barroca, the Campana Brothers break down the wall between the ordinary and the extraordinary.

The collection is born from an exhibition at Galeria O, in Rome. In the land of the ancient empire, they join together with local craftsman so as to dive into the world of bronze ornaments that were the foundation for the art movement that emerged in the XVI century, creating a series of unprecedented articles and furniture: Brazilian Baroque, Barroco Rococó and Dangerous Luxury.

Next to us, the Campana Brothers create two pairs of shoes that reveal in textures this journey through culture and time.

We recycle periods, combine elements and turn them into Campana Barroca.

Click and drag to find out the stories that give life to Barroca

Wings Wings
They are a very usual elements in the Italian tradition of casting brass and bronze. In our world, wings represent freedom, lightness and inspiration.

They are a very usual elements in the Italian tradition of casting brass and bronze. In our world, wings represent freedom, lightness and inspiration.

Roses Roses
A rose represents love. Each color resembles a feeling: admiration, friendship, passion. It is the flower of Greek Goddesses Aphrodite and Venus.

A rose represents love. Each color resembles a feeling: admiration, friendship, passion. It is the flower of Greek Goddesses Aphrodite and Venus.

Razor Razor
The Campana Brothers believe razors represent the feminine universe – which, of course, has everything to do with Melissa.

The Campana Brothers believe razors represent the feminine universe – which, of course, has everything to do with Melissa.

Sea Shell Sea Shell
According to many cultures, it is a synonym to fertility. In The Birth of Venus, Italian painter Sandro Botticelli depicts the goddess of love emerging from the sea from inside a sea shell.

According to many cultures, it is a synonym to fertility. In The Birth of Venus, Italian painter Sandro Botticelli depicts the goddess of love emerging from the sea from inside a sea shell.

Hair Clip Hair Clip
The Campana Brothers say a hair clip translates the tenderness and practicality of women. In other words, the very same essence that guided them through the creation of Barroca.

The Campana Brothers say a hair clip translates the tenderness and practicality of women. In other words, the very same essence that guided them through the creation of Barroca.

Spiral Spring Spiral Spring
In order to bring the contemporary inside one of the most refined arts, the Campana Brothers have brought a series of objects from their own studio, in São Paulo. The spiral spring is one of them.

In order to bring the contemporary inside one of the most refined arts, the Campana Brothers have brought a series of objects from their own studio, in São Paulo. The spiral spring is one of them.

Scissors Scissors
It carries a masculine energy. In Greek mythology, scissors are connected to Greek goddesses Moiras, who used the instrument to cut people’s life lines. In fact, this is how they represent man’s impotence before his destiny.

It carries a masculine energy. In Greek mythology, scissors are connected to Greek goddesses Moiras, who used the instrument to cut people’s life lines. In fact, this is how they represent man’s impotence before his destiny.

Floral Floral
Because of its cyclic character, flowers represent the beauty of soul and the ephemerality of life. During the Baroque period, they were used to ornament furniture and art pieces – and in Barroca, they decorate your feet.

Because of its cyclic character, flowers represent the beauty of soul and the ephemerality of life. During the Baroque period, they were used to ornament furniture and art pieces – and in Barroca, they decorate your feet.

Locust Locust
In the Christian Bible, locusts are considered to be a plague, symbolizing destruction. According to Chinese culture, however, they mean quite something else: a locust fast reproduction means prosperity.

In the Christian Bible, locusts are considered to be a plague, symbolizing destruction. According to Chinese culture, however, they mean quite something else: a locust fast reproduction means prosperity.

Hair Clip Hair Clip
The Campana Brothers say a hair clip translates the tenderness and practicality of women. In other words, the very same essence that guided them through the creation of Barroca.

The Campana Brothers say a hair clip translates the tenderness and practicality of women. In other words, the very same essence that guided them through the creation of Barroca.

Scissors Scissors
It carries a masculine energy. In Greek mythology, scissors are connected to Greek goddesses Moiras, who used the instrument to cut people’s life lines. In fact, this is how they represent man’s impotence before his destiny.

It carries a masculine energy. In Greek mythology, scissors are connected to Greek goddesses Moiras, who used the instrument to cut people’s life lines. In fact, this is how they represent man’s impotence before his destiny.

Keys Keys
A key carries a straight and simple representation: opening and closing. It is such an important element to Christianism, however, that we can see it on the Vatican Coat of Arms. Two crossed keys symbolize the connection between heaven and earth.

A key carries a straight and simple representation: opening and closing. It is such an important element to Christianism, however, that we can see it on the Vatican Coat of Arms. Two crossed keys symbolize the connection between heaven and earth.

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Palm Tree Palm Tree
Romans and Christians believed that the palm tree represented victory. In the movie industry, one of the highest honors is the Golden Palm, the most important prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.

Romans and Christians believed that the palm tree represented victory. In the movie industry, one of the highest honors is the Golden Palm, the most important prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.

Angels Angels
The word angel comes from the Greek ággelos, which means messenger. They are considered to be the connection between God and Earth. During the Baroque period, they symbolized divine love.

The word angel comes from the Greek ággelos, which means messenger. They are considered to be the connection between God and Earth. During the Baroque period, they symbolized divine love.

Screw Screw
Since its invention, around 400 a.C., a screw carries one major and simple function: to join two objects together. In Barroca, it simbolizes the combination of two distant periods: the Italian Baroque and the contemporary Brazil.

Since its invention, around 400 a.C., a screw carries one major and simple function: to join two objects together. In Barroca, it simbolizes the combination of two distant periods: the Italian Baroque and the contemporary Brazil.

Lizard Lizard
Every single year, a lizard changes its skin. Its essence, however, remains intact. It’s just like Melissa, who becomes forever new at every collection.

Every single year, a lizard changes its skin. Its essence, however, remains intact. It’s just like Melissa, who becomes forever new at every collection.

Lizard Lizard
Every single year, a lizard changes its skin. Its essence, however, remains intact. It’s just like Melissa, who becomes forever new at every collection.

Every single year, a lizard changes its skin. Its essence, however, remains intact. It’s just like Melissa, who becomes forever new at every collection.

Palm Tree Palm Tree
Romans and Christians believed that the palm tree represented victory. In the movie industry, one of the highest honors is the Golden Palm, the most important prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.

Romans and Christians believed that the palm tree represented victory. In the movie industry, one of the highest honors is the Golden Palm, the most important prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.

Screen Screen
A piece of the Campana Studio on your feet: metal screen is a frequently used raw material by brothers Fernando and Humberto.

A piece of the Campana Studio on your feet: metal screen is a frequently used raw material by brothers Fernando and Humberto.

Beetle Beetle
Egyptians believed that the beetle represented the god of sun, Ra. According to them, Ra used to hide the star at the end of everyday, resulting in the dawn.

Egyptians believed that the beetle represented the god of sun, Ra. According to them, Ra used to hide the star at the end of everyday, resulting in the dawn.

Bird Bird
Its feathers make birds an unique animal in nature. For the North-American native culture, birds are responsible for the creation of firm land, by taking out of the ocean little balls of mud.

Its feathers make birds an unique animal in nature. For the North-American native culture, birds are responsible for the creation of firm land, by taking out of the ocean little balls of mud.

Horse Horse
A horse inspires power, freedom and youth. According to psychoanalysis, it symbolizes our unconscious. Greek mythology, however, believes it’s a gift from god Poseidon to humanity.

A horse inspires power, freedom and youth. According to psychoanalysis, it symbolizes our unconscious. Greek mythology, however, believes it’s a gift from god Poseidon to humanity.

Flute Flute
The Baroque period meant the heyday of the Baroque flute, now commonly known as recorder. It got this name thanks to its tone, more sweet and tuned.

The Baroque period meant the heyday of the Baroque flute, now commonly known as recorder. It got this name thanks to its tone, more sweet and tuned.

Lock Lock
A lock always come associated with a key, like in the opposite foot of your Melissa. Its symbol resembles a guardian, a person who carries great responsibility under his or her authority.

A lock always come associated with a key, like in the opposite foot of your Melissa. Its symbol resembles a guardian, a person who carries great responsibility under his or her authority.

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Born in rural São Paulo, Humberto and Fernando learned how to use their own backyard as the raw material for their childhood toys. As adults, they’ve turned their fun into a work filled with paradox.

Functionality and disruption; chic and kitsch; local and global.

By giving new meaning to ordinary materials, the Campana Brothers turn ropes into chairs, bamboos into lamps.

Through their eyes, they create a design that challenges art to become functional under the form of plastic shoes.

The Campana Brothers see the world with different eyes, where the basis of creation is a word of infinite possibilities: experimentation.

Our work is liquid, it’s expansive. It is not restrained to one thing only, they say.