Classical from a distance, furry up close, the limited edition Anhanguera sofa by Fernando and Humberto Campana is Mongolian lamb girded by ribbons of bronze sculpture. The sofa is part of the Campana brothers' Brazilian Baroque collection, which was commissioned by Galleria O in Rome as an exercise in reimagining the Roman Baroque period. It can be seen at the gallery Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris until Feb. 24.
The Campanas collaborated with artisans in Rome to cast the bronze ornaments that add to the sofa's lively appearance. "It's a completely animated sofa, an alligator on top of the spider, the spider on top of a toothbrush," Fernando Campana said, itemizing a few of the sculptures. "It's a very deceptive sofa," he added.
The name, however, is straightforward: Anhanguera is the road linking Saõ Paulo to Brotas, the Brazilian town where the brothers grew up.
The sofa is $193,000, at Les Arts Décoratifs, 107 rue de Rivoli, Paris; 011-33-1-44-55-57-50.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.