Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1978, Zanini de Zanine grew up watching his father, José Zanine Caldas work. He trained with Sergio Rodrigues, when he produced his first mobile. In 2002 he graduated in Industrial Design at PUC-Rio.
From 2003, he began producing solid wood furniture, with pieces of demolition – columns, beams and posts of old houses – baptized as “Contemporary Carpentry.” From 2005, he began to create a new line of furniture pieces produced industrially using controlled origin wood and different materials such as plastic, acrylic, metals and other parts of manufactured products. To represent this new furniture line, Zanini creates in 2011 Studio Zanini.
He received the most prestigious Design awards in Brazil and abroad for creating furnitures in both segments and exhibited in major national and international events in the area. Today Zanini sign pieces to large national and international brands such as Tolix (France) and Poltrona Frau and Slamp (Italy).
In 2011 he was invited by Giulio Cappellini, one of the most influential people in the world and Design director at Cappellini (Italy) to collaborate with Cappellini, one of the 5 major furniture brands in the world. In 2012 he was responsible for curating the contemporary part of Brazilian Design: Modern and Contemporary Furniture at Zeitlos Gallery in Berlin and MUDE Museum (Museum of Fashion and Design) in Lisbon.