pot, Alameda Gabriel Monteiro da Silva 479: the home of Brazilian design - from classic modern-style to contemporary avant-garde. We are in Sao Paulo, one of the largest and most chaotic megalopolis on the planet, in one of the most exclusive residential neighbourhoods of the city, Jardim Paulistano. A project by the entrepreneur Sergio Buchpiguel, Dpot’s extraordinary space is located in an extensive procession of large villas, surrounded by the subtropical green of their gardens that house some of the most beautiful and interesting design showrooms in town. A vital point of reference for Brazilian interior design.
With its twenty year-long history and a portfolio with over 400 pieces, Dpot offers an extraordinary overview of the singularity of the Brazilian interior design scene. Opening this second location in 2016 was a near-essential step in order to continue with the research and experimentation underway.
In a captivating miscellany, carefully selected by Baba Vacaro (the creative director since 2004), renowned pieces by iconic modern designers, from Lina Bo Bardi to Sergio Rodrigues, are combined with prominent designers such as Claudia Moreira Salles or Fulvio Nanni as well as the best of the new generations of designers such as Jader Almeida, Alfio Lisi, Fernando Mendes and Rafic Farah & Otávio Coelho. And already, their fresh, young collections share the extraordinary strength of the timeless pieces by the great icons.
It’s thanks to the incredible architecture however that this location is so irresistible. The project has preserved the structure of a pre-existing villa, while the facades and the interiors have been modified to adapt to the building’s new commercial function. It’s designed by one of the most illustrious Brazilian architects, Isay Weinfeld, who tackled his first interior design store. Thanks to preserving the existing spatial layout, the showroom preserves the same inimitable, relaxed and informal feel of the old home and the furniture on display appears to be part of the décor of a real home.
In this time of tireless research, Dpot has re-edited iconic pieces that by now were out of production and nearly forgotten and “has worked as a radar” to uncover the precious creativity of its country, finding, supporting and manufacturing the pieces by the new emerging designers. It’s not by chance that Dpot is a pilgrimage destination for Sao Paulo’s many design enthusiasts. It’s so bewitching, because the space created by its architecture narrates the story of Brazilian modern design from the fifties to the present day.
Al. Gabriel Monteiro da Silva, 479
Jardim Paulistano, Sao Paulo/SP, Brasil
Mon - Fri: 10.00 - 19.00
Sat: 10.00 – 15.00
Closed on Sundays
Courtesy Dpot Gabriel
Credits Fernando Guerra