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Crafting Modernism: 

Mid-Century Brazilian Furniture


JOAQUIM TENREIRO JOSÉ ZANINE CALDAS SÉRGIO RODRIGUES LINA BO BARDI

MARTIN EISLER & CARLO HAUNER  

JORGE ZALSZUPIN  


EXHIBITION DATES : April 30th - June 15th

Opening night: April 30th, 6-8 pm



Brazilian mid-century furniture, a unique aspect of modernism, offers a captivating fusion of organic and geometric elements rooted in the rich natural landscape of Brazil. Among the leading figures in this movement, José Zanine Caldas stands out for his use of fallen tree trunks from the Atlantic Rainforest to create stunning furniture pieces between 1975 and 1980, highlighting the beauty of Brazil's environment while raising awareness about deforestation's risks.


Brazilian modernist furniture emerged from a landscape influenced by political turmoil and a desire to establish a post-colonial identity. Designers like Sergio Rodrigues gained international recognition for incorporating indigenous hardwoods like jacaranda and imbuia into their iconic designs, such as the Mole chair, which embodied a sense of Brazilian warmth and wit.


Lina Bo Bardi, an Italian-born architect and designer, contributed significantly to Brazil's modernist scene with her innovative architectural projects, like the São Paulo Museum of Art and Casa de Vidro. Her work demonstrated a deep appreciation for Brazilian culture, despite her challenges as a female and foreign designer in mid-century Brazil.


Joaquim Tenreiro and Jorge Zalszupin, both immigrants, brought fresh perspectives to Brazilian modernism. Tenreiro's work with wicker and cane made his furniture lightweight and suitable for Brazil's climate, while Zalszupin's collaborative approach at L’Atelier integrated various disciplines to create cohesive design projects throughout Brasilia.


Martin Eisler's journey from Austria to Brazil reflected the international scope of modernism. His sleek and curved designs, crafted with exotic woods and other materials, became synonymous with Brazilian mid-century modernism. Together, these designers shaped a distinctive style that continues to inspire and influence the world of design today.

SÉRGIO RODRIGUES

TONICO ARMCHAIR , 1962

GONÇALO ALVES

DIMENSION : 105 X 83 X 96 h cm / 41,33 X 32,67 X 37,79 in

SEAT: 42 cm / 16,53 in

JOSÉ ZANINE CALDAS

NAMORADEIRA , 1979

LINA BO BARDI & GIANCARLO PALANTI

CHAIR MODEL C-3, 1949

80 X 60 h 60 cm 

31,49 X 23,62 X 23,62 in

PLYWOOD AND COTTOM ROPE

SÉRGIO RODRIGUES

MAGRINI STOOL, 1963

42.5 X 42.1 X 36.5h cm

16.73 X 16.57 X 14.37 in.

LINA BO BARDI

CHAISE MODEL E-1, 1949

BRAZILIAN HARDWOOD AND COTTOM ROPE

55.11 X 19,68 X 23.62 in

140 X 50 h X 60 cm

JORGE ZALSZUPIN

MANHATTAN LOUNGE CHAIR, 1960

100 X 90 X 67 h cm 

39,37 X 35,43 X 26,37 in

SEAT : 38 cm / 14,96 in

LINA BO BARDI

Giraffe Chair , 1986 (Set of 6)

Brazilian Hardwood

38.1 x 41.1 x 79.3h cm / 15 x 16 x 31,25h in.

MARTIN EISLER & CARLO HAUNER

COSTELA LOUNGE CHAIR

71 X 74 X 78 cm 

27,95 X 29,13 X 30,70 in

MARTIN EISLER & CARLO HAUNER

Pair of CONCHA LOUNGE CHAIR , 1960

IRON AND UPHOLSTERY

70x64x75.5 CM

27.56x25.19x29.72 IN

JOAQUIM TENREIRO

SET OF EIGHT CHAIRS OF PEROBA WOOD , C 1950  (Set of 6)

Stamps of Tenreiro Móveis e Decorações

peroba wood

19.49 X 19.68 X 39.37 in

49,5 x 50 x 100 cm

LINA BO BARDI

BOWL CHAIR

JOAQUIM TENREIRO

CREDENZA IN PEROBA WOOD, 1960

Stamps of Tenreiro Móveis e Decorações

Peroba wood

220 x 45 h 85 cm

88,61 x 17,71 h 33,46 in

JOAQUIM TENREIRO

Chaise Joaquim Tenreiro, 1955

Casa & Jardim Magazine, nº32, Anno January - February 1957 | p.14, Exhibited in Oscar Niemeyer project for Edmundo Cavanelas

Manufactured by Tenreiro Móveis e Decorações, cane, upholstery, hardwood.

150 x 60 x 75h cm / 59,05 x 23,62 x 29,52h in


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