RIO DE JANEIRO
Brazilian architect + multidisciplinary artist Gustavo Castro first caught our eye with his stunning Pipa (Kite) Stool, a design inspired by the simplicity of a popular children's toy in Brazil. Gustavo's first project won him the Young Upcoming Brazilian Talents 2018 award, and his designs are now available internationally.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Gustavo has a strong sense of pride in his home city. We figured he would be a great person to show F1FTY around and we weren't disappointed. From inspirational community projects, to cool bars and breathtaking architecture, here are a few of Gustavo's recommendations...
All photos are copyright Gustavo Castro with the exception of: Gustavo Profile Photo and Casa Amarela (Copyright Joanna Baum Gartner); Parque Burle Marx (Credit: Juliana Ayako). This feature was not paid for in any way.