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Rare daybed, 1960s

Cumaru-veneered plywood, cumaru, fabric upholstery.
18 1/10 × 80 7/10 × 35 2/5 in
46 × 205.1 × 89.9 cm
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Phillips

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A trained painter and son of a cabinetmaker, Joaquim Tenreiro began designing …

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From the Catalogue:
A trained painter and son of a cabinetmaker, Joaquim Tenreiro began designing furniture in the 1940s. By 1943 he had started his own furniture design company, opening offices in Rio de Janeiro and Copacabana, and, due to the increasing success of his designs, he opened another shop in 1953 in São …

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Underside with two paper labels printed Tenreiro Móveis e Decorações/Rue 7 de Março, 30 / 80 - A/Fab. N.°/Enc. N.°/Pianta … Read more
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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Phillips

From the Catalogue:
A trained painter and son of a cabinetmaker, Joaquim Tenreiro began designing …

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From the Catalogue:
A trained painter and son of a cabinetmaker, Joaquim Tenreiro began designing furniture in the 1940s. By 1943 he had started his own furniture design company, opening offices in Rio de Janeiro and Copacabana, and, due to the increasing success of his designs, he opened another shop in 1953 in São …

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Design/Decorative Art
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Underside with two paper labels printed Tenreiro Móveis e Decorações/Rue 7 de Março, 30 / 80 - A/Fab. N.°/Enc. N.°/Pianta … Read more
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.

Rare daybed, 1960s

Cumaru-veneered plywood, cumaru, fabric upholstery.
18 1/10 × 80 7/10 × 35 2/5 in
46 × 205.1 × 89.9 cm
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