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Iconic triangular table, 1960

Jacaranda with underpainted glass
30 × 72 × 72 in
76.2 × 182.9 × 182.9 cm
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Design/Decorative Art
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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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.

Iconic triangular table, 1960

Jacaranda with underpainted glass
30 × 72 × 72 in
76.2 × 182.9 × 182.9 cm
Sold
location
New York
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Other works from Joaquim Tenreiro, curated by Gordon VeneKlasen, exhibition design by Annabelle Selldorf
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