Suggestion on Design Firm in Brazil!?

Brazil don’t sounds like a hot spot for design, not many people has talk about it.
However, I’d like to know if anyone know about the design scene over there … thanks!

The Coroflot firm directory has a whole list of Brazilian ID firms.

All major consumer electronics companies have a design presence in Brazil as well (Brastemp, Gradiente). I have seen posts for Nike design jobs in Brazil in the past as well.

By far, the biggest design influence Brazil has on the world is their furniture exports from Southern states like Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.

Do you have any knowledge of Portuguese? You won’t get very far there without it.