A CASA - Casa-Museu do Objeto Brasileiro is created in 1997 this NGO acts in the specific field of handcrafts design, and its objective is to contribute to the recognition, appreciation and development of crafts production and design, increasing the conscious perception regarding the Brazilian product as well as its cultural production.
As a mediator in cultural processes it encourages research and information exchange among various institutions. In 2008 it created the Brazilian Object Award, directed to creating references and encouraging the production of that which results from design with handmade crafts. Besides aesthetic highlighting of well-conceived objects the award aims to contribute by rewarding actions that promote environmental consciousness and the generation of income for the craftsmen involved. The institution occupies a small headquarters in the Pinheiros neighbourhood in São Paulo. It has an active presence through its website: www.acasa.org.br, in which it presents virtual exhibitions and its virtual collections and edits a newsletter.