NYTimes Style Magazine Ranks Wentz in "6 Rising Design Studios From Central and South America to Know"

The New York Times Style Magazine
September 12, 2018
By Alice Newell-Hanson

While halfheartedly studying for a business degree in Caxias do Sul, his hometown in Southern Brazil’s wine country, the 31-year-old designer Guilherme Wentz would often procrastinate by surfing. Getting in touch with nature, he says, is what inspired him to enroll in design school instead; eight years later, in 2016, he created an eponymous line of spare furniture and lighting that includes high-backed caned chairs made from indigenous caramel-colored jequitibá wood and louche smoked-glass end tables, all informed by the Brazilian coast. “Not that colorful cliché,” Wentz clarifies, but the ocean’s muted winter tones. (An old surfing buddy, Rafael Gehrke, oversees production at two studios, in São Paulo and Caxias do Sul.) Read more…

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