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$ 16,000

One-of-a-Kind Contemporary Arataca Lounge Chair by Hugo França, Brazil, 2013

Documentation Signed
Documentation Notes designer's logo pyrographed on bottom.
Origin Brazil
Period New
Materials Varnished Wood, Hand-Carved Reclaimed Wood.
W. 47.2 in; H. 31.5 in; D. 43.3 in;
W. 119.89 cm; H. 80.01 cm; D. 109.98 cm;
Condition New. New & Custom (One of a Kind). Available Now.
Creation Date 2013
Description This lounge chair is a unique piece in pequi wood made in Brazil in 2013 by contemporary designer Hugo França, famous for his sculptural furniture using reclaimed wood and preserving the organic forms of the tree.

In the early 1980s, Hugo França abandoned his previous career as an Industrial engineer in São Paulo to be closer to nature, moving to Trancoso, Bahia. Witnessing from up-close the rampant destruction of the local Atlantic Forest greatly impacted him, motivating his current work as a designer. França reverences the very trees salvaged by him as his main inspiration; he works intuitively, allowing his creative process to be guided by each tree’s organic natural forms, valuing their particular character and history through minimal intervention to its features. The designer only uses debris of condemned trees, either naturally or by human activity; through his hands, overlooked trunks, unearthed roots, and hollow logs are converted into unique sculptural furniture. Remarkably, França’s pieces, stemmed from the Atlantic Forest's demise, are a statement of nature’s undeniable genius, endurance and grandiosity.
Styles / Movements Contemporary, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 380383
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