the place

Estudio Manus space in Vila Madalena, Sao Paulo, Brazil is a mix of studio, shop and gallery. There are created and produced unique objects, exposed along with the line of objects manufactured in limited series in partnership with artisans and small industries. Also a selection of rare objects, curious, old and ethnic compose this little universe, a contemporary version of a 'Cabinet of Curiosities'.

brief history 

2010 - present

2010 - present

“Estudio Manus”, since 1999 in Sao Paulo, Brazil , is where Caio de Medeiros (designer and artist) e Daniela Scorza (architect  and artist) apply their  experience in design, arts, interiors and architecture. 

We always combine all of these ingredients focusing on new and unique results.

Our researches are based on unusual materials, their possible applications and the search of new uses for it, including the use of Brazilian popular art shows and recovery of handcraft as something  new.

We look for inserting in our drawings the memory of the past and also images of the collective unconscious, expressed not only in useful objects but in the objects that we would normally call useless. All of this is put together with a very amusing character that in some way denies industrial design.

Our objects are produced in small or exclusive scale. Their techniques are used not only in objects but also on the creation of furniture, scenery and architecture projects.


Throughout its existence Estudio Manus has broad participation in art and design exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, as in 'Talents à la Carte' at Maison & Objet / Paris 2005; "Prix Découverte"/ Le Point in the Hall "Design now! "Paris 2006; pieces selected to integrate the collection of the MoMa Store NY; Exhibition 'Brazilian Design Today: Frontiers', MAM 2009  SP-piece collection at MAM SP; Exhibition" + (55) Brazil "at the Civic Gallery in Barnsley , England 2011; exhibition "Borders" at Palazzo Giureconsulti in Milan in 2012, "Brazilian Modern" Ampersand House Gallery in Brussels in 2012 among others.