This year, visitors of the 2014 Casa Cor – an annual architecture and interior design exhibit, in São Paulo – will find a room specially built in honor of Ayrton
Senna’s 20-year legacy. In partnership with the Ayrton Senna Institute, which supplied several memorabilia items, interior designer Leo Di Caprio created a 180 square meter lounge where Senna’s objects can be admired in a quiet, intimate and warm atmosphere that is also daring and poetic.
Minimal colors, with a preponderance of white, and a palette of soft hues for the furniture enhance the room’s quietness and warmness. Some areas of the lounge feel like an actual home, where one can sit down and admire the pieces, read the print material or watch the video made in honor of the driver’s 20-year legacy.
“The project’s main challenge was to incorporate the most striking qualities of Senna’s personality”, explains Lao Di Caprio. Inspired by Ayrton himself, he designed totems with geometric shapes that are daring, balanced and delicate. Manufactured by Augusto Moreno Closets, the totems are finished in white lacquer, except for the one being used as a table where the Ayrton Senna Institute’s print material is displayed.
The 2014 Casa Cor takes place at the São Paulo Jockey Club – Av. Lineu de Paula Machado, 1.173 – Cid. Jardim – SP – from May 27th to July 20th. Take a look at the selected items from the Ayrton Senna collection that will be on display at the “Ayrton Senna” lounge.
– Trophies from the three Formula One titles won by Ayrton Senna (1988, 1990 and 1991)
-Runner-up trophy from the Brazilian Go-Kart Championship – 1977
– Trophies from his first F-1 victory, in Portugal (1985), from his pole-position at the Brazilian Grand Prix (1991), and from his victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix (1993)
– Helmets: the first one he used to race go-karts – 1973; the one he used at a go-kart benefit – 1993; the one from the Brazilian Grand Prix – 1994
– Racing suit worn during the 1986 F-1 season, when he raced for Lotus.
– Special commemorative items – exclusive helmet celebrating 20 years of his legacy, gold-plated statue by artist Wilson Igutie and a limited-edition Möet-Chandon champagne bottle (also celebrating 20 years of his legacy)