M: When I was looking for a collaboration in Brazil one of the reasons that I contacted you, was that I noticed a strong cultural presence in your work. How would you define Brazilian design in terms of style?
B: Yes, the Brazilian modernism came from an era where Brazilians were building a new country from scratch. With a European influence but with local materials and techniques, a new style was born, that now it’s called the "tropical modern". When we talk about modern, it's something that has broken the "classic", but it still happened 60, 70 years ago, so it's more "Brazilian vintage" than "modernist".