Architect and designer Sig Bergamin’s bold Brazilian style comes across clearly in his vivid, eclectic work. A self-described “maximalist,” Bergamin travels constantly and loves collecting treasures from around the world. Blending eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French and Italian furnishings seamlessly with modern pieces from North and South America, his designs are exquisite mélanges of chic. At his home in São Paulo, Bergamin meticulously rotates which pillows, slipcovers, and lampshades are on display depending on the season. He dedicates just as much attention to each of the client homes he works on, bringing wide-ranging pieces into a cohesive, distinctive whole.
James Reginato is the author of Great Houses, Modern Aristocrats and a writer-at-large for Vanity Fair. Previously, he was the features director for W magazine. He lives in New York.
Vik Muniz is an internationally recognized Brazilian artist and photographer. He has participated in numerous biennial art organizations in Venice, New York, and São Paulo, and his art is shown in museums and collections worldwide. He also coordinates social projects using art as a coefficient of transformation. One of these, Pictures of Garbage (2008), was the subject of the 2010 documentary Waste Land by Lucy Walker, which was nominated for an Oscar. As a result, Muniz was nominated as UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassador in 2011. He lives and works between Rio de Janeiro and New York.
Armand Limnander is the executive editor of W magazine. Prior to that, he was features director at T: The New York Times Style Magazine, the editor of VMan magazine, and a senior writer at Vogue and Style.com. Limnander grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and moved to the United States to attend the University of California at Berkeley. His books Brazilian Style and Private: Giancarlo Giammetti were published by Assouline in 2011 and 2013, respectively.
Björn Wallander was born in Sweden, where he developed his signature style based in naturalism. His work has taken him worldwide, contributing to global publications including Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Harper’s Bazaar, Architectural Digest India, Vogue India, Vogue Brasil, Casa Vogue, WSJ. Magazine, Departures, and Cabana. Although he currently resides in New York City, he considers himself a world citizen, crossing borders by plane, bike or sailboat, camera in hand.
Sig Bergamin, a graduate from the Santos School of Architecture and Urbanism, is globally acclaimed for his unique style in creating audacious spaces. Throughout a brilliant career of more than thirty-five years, he has built a personal brand and style combining eclecticism, ethnic diversity, humor, and versatility, the tools of his trade for his projects in Brazil, the United States, and Europe. Owner of an architecture firm in São Paulo with offices in New York and Paris, Bergamin is the author of various national and international publications. An integral part of Brazil’s heritage, he has won international awards for his work and is featured on Elle Decor’s A-List and on Architectural Digest’s AD100 list.
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