Credits: Leo Eloy


On display from November 23, 2019 to March 8, 2020.

On November 23, 2019, the Museu da Casa Brasileira, an institution of the Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo, simultaneously inaugurated the exhibition of the 33rd MCB Design Award and the Panel Pioneers of Brazilian Design – José Zanine Caldas. On that date, the book celebrating the designer’s centenary ( tambémJosé Zanine Caldas’, Editora Olhares) and the ArqXP magazine, which included the catalog of the award’s exhibition, were also launched.

Credits: Leo Eloy

Representing the 33rd edition of the Award, 91 projects were exhibited in the categories of Products and Written Works. The Product categories brought 64 pieces, 29 of which awarded (1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mentions) and another 35 selected by the jury to be part of the exhibition. In Works Written, 27 works between awarded and selected could be seen, in the Published and Unpublished modalities.

Opening of the Show

Credits: Júnior Franzin and Alexandre Ondir

The Poster Contest Exhibition, which publicized the winning piece and other 45 selected works, allowed visitors to choose their favorite poster through popular voting. The result of this choice was released in March 2020.

In 2019, the award received 559 works that were judged by two independent commissions. Levi Girardi, a designer graduated from FAAP-SP and founding partner of the Questtonó design and innovation studio, coordinated the evaluation committee in the product categories. The Written Works were coordinated by Teresa Riccetti, professor and researcher in the design course at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie.

Catalog “33º Design Prize Museu da Casa Brasileira”
Click here to check the catalog “33º Museu da Casa Brasileira Design Award”.

Exhibition Preparation Sketches

Credits: MCB Team

Press Highlights (Print and Online)

Diário de Suzano (impresso) | Empresas e Negócios (impresso) | Guia Divirta-se OESP (impresso) | Revista Decor (impresso) | Olhares (online) | Gazeta do Povo (online) | Casa (online)

About MCB
The Museu da Casa Brasileira, an institution of the Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo that celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020, is dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the material culture of the Brazilian house, being the only museum in the country specializing in architecture and design. The MCB’s program includes temporary and long-term exhibitions, with an agenda that also includes educational service activities, debates, lectures and publications contextualizing the museum’s vocation for the formation of critical thinking on themes such as architecture, urbanism, housing, economy creative, urban mobility and sustainability. Among its numerous initiatives, the MCB Design Award, the main award in the segment in the country, held since 1986, stand out; and the Casas do Brasil project, to rescue and preserve the memory of the rich diversity of living in the country.

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