RUY TEIXEIRA

Who I Am

thumbnailBorn in Brasil in 1957, he has been living in Italy since 1986. He first developed his vocation as a photo reporter. After his arrival in Italy he focused on fashion and then he approached interiors and design. Since ’98, when he starts cooperating with Studio Edelkoort (Lidewij Edelkoort), he acquires a pure and conceptual vision of design. This experience definitely influences his work so that his admiration for Oscar Niemayer and his passion for design and brazilian architecture somehow joined with that new vision giving rise to an especially soft and poetic reading of design. He has always been following modern and contemporary architecture in Brazil; He has photographed projects by Lina Bo Bardi, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Campana brothers, Isay Weinfeld, Claudio and Thiago Bernardes and Marcio Kogan. In these last five years he has realised design catalogues for Eindhoven’s Design Academy (including Swarowiski’s last project). In ’97, in Milan, he realizes an exhibition on geometry in urban architecture entitles Geometrical.

Foto: INTERIORS & LIFE STYLE | ADV
Book: Desenho da Utopia

In 2001 with “Brazilian Portraits” he shows a variety of Brazilian life views. In 2002 he publishes a book celebrating the decade of Dovetusai, renowned shop and important design distributor in Europe. For the making of this book he has photographed objects designed by Gaetano Pesce as well as Isamo Noguchi, John Pawson and Cristina Kim. In 2004 the idea of celebrating Ettore Sottsass within the architectural project by the brazilian Ricardo Bello Dias for Allegri’s showroom was born, thus the creation of blow-ups of Sottsass’ objects: a continuous reference to architecture. He has been contributing to both Italian and international magazines such as View on Color and InView, Wallpaper, Elle Internacional, “D” Casa, Conran Shop London, Vogue Germania, etc.