May 18, 2018

WHA’s Amy Meyer Tours Historical Brazilian Embassy Residence in Washington, D.C.

Amy Meyer (Interior Designer) repped WHA in a tour of the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Designed by John Russell Pope in 1908, the historical residence is “a rigidly powerful, symmetrical structure without superfluous ornament.”

An invitation from One Source’s Stephanie Stack (rep for Soseego Modern Brazilian Furniture) led Meyer to the nation’s capital for this inspiring tour of the Brazilian Embassy. She was joined by host Jonathan During (Managing Partner of Sossego Design), Domingos Totora (Brazilian designer), Guilherme Wentz (lighting designer) and others for a tour of the stately glass and steel embassy.

The program included:

  • Furniture gallery tour with pieces ranging from vintage Brazilian furniture designs to today’s newest releases
  • Lecture by Domingos Totora (Brazilian designer)
  • Presentation by Cindy Allen (Interior Design Magazine)
  • Presentation of personal designs by Guilherme Wentz (lighting designer)

Meyer and her tour group were invited to join Luiz Alberto Figueiredo (Brazilian Ambassador) in his home for cocktails and conversation about Brazilian furniture design trends. Before returning home to Chicago, she had the opportunity to visit the White House, Lincoln Memorial, and African American Cultural Center.

Brazilian Embassy
Simple card reader detail for glass wall & door
Pieces by Guilherme Wentz (lighting designer)
Pieces inspired by Brazilian design
Entertainment at the embassy
African American Cultural Center