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Center Table, ca. 1960's

Vinhático Wood
10 1/5 × 51 1/5 × 32 3/10 in
26 × 130 × 82 cm
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Rio de Janeiro
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Mercado Moderno
Rio de Janeiro
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One of a kind coffee table by Joaquim Tenreiro done in solid Vinhático wood. It has a charming …

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One of a kind coffee table by Joaquim Tenreiro done in solid Vinhático wood. It has a charming organic shape with very few interventions to the wood. The beautiful tree bark can be seen in the table’s edges. The finishing is in natural varnish so it maintains the original tone of the wood.

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Design/Decorative Art
Condition
Good Condition
Joaquim Tenreiro
Portuguese-Brazilian, 1906–1992
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Referred to often as the “father” of Brazilian modernism, furniture designer Joaquim Tenreiro, who was born in Portugal and moved to Rio de Janeiro in the late 1920s, refused to indulge the parochial tastes of his new country and instead challenged his clients to appreciate more contemporary styles. In the early 1940s, he established his own studio, and by the 1950s he was designing furniture for modern architects like Oscar Niemeyer. Tenreiro championed furniture that was “formally light”, as he described; working in wicker and tropical hardwoods to suit the hot climate of Brazil, he is a prime example of a designer making the most of material constraints.

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Mercado Moderno
Rio de Janeiro
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One of a kind coffee table by Joaquim Tenreiro done in solid Vinhático wood. It has a charming …

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One of a kind coffee table by Joaquim Tenreiro done in solid Vinhático wood. It has a charming organic shape with very few interventions to the wood. The beautiful tree bark can be seen in the table’s edges. The finishing is in natural varnish so it maintains the original tone of the wood.

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Condition
Good Condition
Joaquim Tenreiro
Portuguese-Brazilian, 1906–1992
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Referred to often as the “father” of Brazilian modernism, furniture designer Joaquim Tenreiro, who was born in Portugal and moved to Rio de Janeiro in the late 1920s, refused to indulge the parochial tastes of his new country and instead challenged his clients to appreciate more contemporary styles. In the early 1940s, he established his own studio, and by the 1950s he was designing furniture for modern architects like Oscar Niemeyer. Tenreiro championed furniture that was “formally light”, as he described; working in wicker and tropical hardwoods to suit the hot climate of Brazil, he is a prime example of a designer making the most of material constraints.

Center Table, ca. 1960's

Vinhático Wood
10 1/5 × 51 1/5 × 32 3/10 in
26 × 130 × 82 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Rio de Janeiro
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