The REAL Reason Brazil Rocks

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Forget football! From architecture and interiors to fashion and jewellery, design is Brazil’s hottest export. We bring you the very best of Brazilian style

With the 2014 football World Cup in full swing, all eyes are on Brazil. But the Cup’s host nation isn’t just great at football. After architect Oscar Niemeyer wowed the world with the bold, sculptural Church of Saint Francis of Assis in the 1940s, the country quickly acquired a reputation for striking design. The seeds Niemeyer sowed at the time have taken root and today, a new wave of Brazilian designers are taking the world by storm in many fields, from furniture to fashion and jewellery.

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