Jonathan Durling – Managing Partner, Sossego
Sossego was formed after a serendipitous meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan of two native Brazilians: former engineering executive, now award-winning furniture designer Aristeu Pires and entrepreneur Jonathan Durling. The two connected over their mutual love of modern design and Brazilian culture. Jonathan, an artist and businessman with dual Brazilian and US citizenships, was enthralled with Aristeu's complete oeuvre. Compelled to bring authentic Brazilian design, its warm and modern aesthetic, and the way of life it represents to North America, Jonathan, along with several US and Brazilian partners, formed Sossego. The company is selectively reviewing more Brazilian designers to complement its curated offerings as it aims to lead the category of Modern Brazilian Design in North America.