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Sofa and Armchairs, 1958

Wood, Cane
28 7/10 × 75 3/5 × 27 3/5 in
73 × 192 × 70 cm
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Rio de Janeiro
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Mercado Moderno
Rio de Janeiro
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Produced in very small edition, this beautiful set of couch and armchairs in wood with seat in …

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Produced in very small edition, this beautiful set of couch and armchairs in wood with seat in natural straw, represent the remarkable craftmanship of Joaquim Tenreiro. Very attentive to details, anywhere you look, you can see the perfect finishing, even under the seat, where usually is hidden from sight. The natural …

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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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Produced in very small edition, this beautiful set of couch and armchairs in wood with seat in …

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Produced in very small edition, this beautiful set of couch and armchairs in wood with seat in natural straw, represent the remarkable craftmanship of Joaquim Tenreiro. Very attentive to details, anywhere you look, you can see the perfect finishing, even under the seat, where usually is hidden from sight. The natural …

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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.

Sofa and Armchairs, 1958

Wood, Cane
28 7/10 × 75 3/5 × 27 3/5 in
73 × 192 × 70 cm
Contact For Price
location
Rio de Janeiro
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