This is the background to the furniture collection that Di Caprio is showing under the aegis of his furniture and luxury brand AuCap at Palazzo Litta. Rather than making the controversy palpable, the four designers play with the Italian-Brazilian link in a joyful way. Di Caprio, who commutes between Brazil and Europe, asked three designers who have links with either of the two countries, or with both, to join him: Italian designer Nicolò Friedman, and Milan based Brazilian designer Gustavo Martini, and Brazilian designer Lucas L. Neves.
For a very long time, the influence of Italian design has been strong in Brazil. It was the unsurpassed Campana brothers who fanned the flames of ‘Brazilian style’, using Brazilian raw materials, and drew inspiration from Brazilian daily life. It seems that Leo Di Caprio has chosen a third way. Come and see it with your own eyes in Palazzo Litta, Corso Magenta 24 in Milan, from the 4-9 April.