The traditional trademark Passado Composto was founded in 1988 in the Consolaçao Street, in Jardins, Sao Paulo. In 2002 its second address was opened at Alameda Lorena, in Jardins, Sao Paulo, as the Gallery Passado Composto Século XX, specialized in furniture, art, design, period pieces and tapestries.

The gallery has as one of its missions to rescue the memory and enhance national historic design and was thus a precursor to hold exhibitions in honor of the Brazilian masters and modern designers.

Their exhibitions generates books publications through the gallery by their own research and guest curators. The gallery also produces short documentaries about their exhibitions and disclose other short films and interviews related to their favorite artists, available to watch on their account

The exhibition "Forever Modern" curated by Adelia Borges, scored in 2009 the intention of the Gallery to focus its collection on their favorite modern designers: Joaquim Tenreiro, Sergio Rodrigues, Jorge Zalszupin and Jean Gillon, besides many others. The Gallery and its director, Graça Bueno, collaborated in 2010 with exhibitions in museums such as "Design Brazil 101 Years of History" of the Brazilian House Museum in Sao Paulo (MCB) and "The Modern Brazilian +1" Oscar Niemeyer Museum of Curitiba - Paraná (MOM). And completed talks, editions of books, events design salons like MADE and the DW-SP.

In 2010, the gallery has partnered with eco-designer pioneer Pedro Petry, presenting their unique creations, made with fallen trees and pieces in limited series, performed with certified wood. That same year also began to direct his attention to contemporary photography, exposing works by Brazilian photographers as Leonardo Kossoy, Fernando Azevedo and Valdir Cruz.

In September 2012, in celebration of its tenth anniversary, the Gallery held the exhibition and the book launch "Artists of Modern Tapestry", curated by Alejandra Muñoz, with tapestries, studies, documents and videos, reaffirming the passion of their director, Graça Bueno, by the modern artistic and unique Brazilianness. Thus historical tapestries of renowned artists like Genaro de Carvalho, Jacques Douchez, Jean Gillon, Norberto Nicola and Ruben Dario are part of their collection.
The gallery held several exhibitions with its own curatorship, between 2012 and 2015, as the "Brazilian Jorge", "Tenreiro", "Modern Signatures", "Genaro de Carvalho in Lina Bo's Times" and "Nicola Textures".
The mot reent show "Sailing with Jean Gillon", curated by Enock Sacramento and Graça Bueno, brings together works by Jean Gillon (Iasi-Romania/1919-Sao Paulo-Brazil/2007) in the fields of modern furniture, object, tapestry, set design, painting, drawing and sculpture, dating from 1940 to 2005. Simultaneously with the exhibition the Gallery PASSADO COMPOSTO SÉCULO XX, announces the relaunch of his most famous and award-winning chair called "Jangada"(Raft), exclusively authorized by the designer Jean Gillon family and in limited edition.

The period furniture collection is complete with leading designers and manufacturers such as, Ambiente, Branco & Preto , Carlo Hauner, Celina, Cimo, Geraldo de Barros, Fatima, Jatoba, Percival Lafer, Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, Martin Eisler, Mobilia Contemporanea and Novo Rumo among others. Chandeliers and objects of the years 1950, 1960 and 1970 make up the modern ambiance.

By the great appreciation and admiration for Scandinavian design, the Gallery has the exclusive retailing in Brazil for the Bruno Mathsson designer works. He has been voted the best Swedish designer of the twentieth century and is recognized for his lightweight ergonomic furniture and laminated wood.

The Gallery has as well in their collection unique works and prints by artists and architects, highlighted in their time, such as Almir Mavignier, Burle Marx, Claudio Tozzi, Lothar Charoux, Lucio Costa, Mauricio Nogueira Lima, Niobe Xandó and Oscar Niemeyer among others. The gallery frequently promotes the sale of several books that extol the Brazilian culture.

The Gallery pleasant indoor vertical garden integrates nature to architecture and charms visitors with its tropical warmth welcoming.

ALAMEDA LORENA, 1996  |  JARDINS | SÃO PAULO | SP |  BRAZIL  |  CEP 01424.002 |