Offered by: Found Collectibles
255 West 36th St. Suite 502-503 New York City, NY 10018 , United States Call Seller 954.294.3099


Brazilian Modern Armchairs in Metal, Hardwood & Boucle, Geraldo de Barros

$ 22,000
  • Description
    Available today, these Brazilian Modern armchairs designed by Geraldo de Barros are nothing less than gorgeous.

    These timeless armchairs were designed by Geraldo de Barros for his own company Unilabor in the 1950s. It is one of Barros’ most iconic designs. The metal in the legs was left untouched, a nice mild rust patina can be appreciated. This gives a nice contrast with the newly restored rosewood armrests and the new white boucle upholstery. These chairs are in excellent condition.

    Geraldo de Barros was a key player in Brazil's Modernist movement during the 1950s. Having initially been a painter close to the European avant-garde and the pioneer of abstract photography in Brazil in the 1940s, de Barros moved into furniture design in the early 1950s.

    He founded the company Unilabor in 1954 with a Dominican priest and skilled tradesmen. Unilabor became one of the most important furniture companies in Brazil, but internal disputes led to its closure in 1967. De Barros then founded Hobjeto, another furniture design company, with Aloísio Bione in 1964.

    Geraldo de Barros' furniture designs were known for their modernist style, clean lines, and use of materials such as wood, metal, and glass. He also incorporated elements of Brazilian culture and traditions into his designs, such as using traditional weaving techniques in his chairs and incorporating local woods like jacaranda and peroba in his pieces. Overall, his designs were functional, elegant, and timeless.

    His work has been exhibited in several museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Pinacoteca do Estado in Sao Paulo. De Barros passed away in 1998, but his legacy continues to influence contemporary artists and designers.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Bouclé,Hardwood,Metal,Hand-Crafted,Hand-Painted
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Upholstery is new. Wood has bee refinished.
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 682605
  • Dimensions
    W. 25 in; H. 31 in; D. 26 in;
    W. 63.5 cm; H. 78.74 cm; D. 66.04 cm;
    Seat H. 21 in;
    Seat H. 53.34 cm;
Message from Seller:

Found Collectibles is a furniture and décor gallery located in 225 West 36th Street, Suite 503 in New York City, dedicated to sourcing unique yet timeless collections from across the globe. Each collection tells a story particular to its time and place in history. Specializing in expert craftsmanship, we only feature small-batch, high-quality designs. Contact us: Mobile: +1 954 294 3099, Landline: +1 646 649 4260

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