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Moleca Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Sergio Rodrigues, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern

$ 33,200
  • Description
    The "Moleca" lounge chair is a significant piece of Brazilian design history, created in 1957 by master designer Sergio Rodrigues. It is a beautiful example of Rodrigues's unique and creative approach to design, combining solid Brazilian hardwood, leather straps, and original foam upholstery to create a truly stunning piece of furniture.

    The chair's name, "Moleca," was inspired by the "Mole" lounge chair, which is considered to be a signature piece of Rodrigues's style. Produced only in 1963, the "Moleca" lounge chair is a rare and sought-after piece, now restored by one of the best craftsmen to preserve its original beauty and design. The chair has been reupholstered in a beautiful suede, adding to its luxurious and elegant appearance. The armchair's dimensions are 113 x 87 x 74 h (cm), and the accompanying stool measures 80 x 52 x 40 h (cm).

    Sergio Rodrigues, along with Joaquim Tenreiro and José Zanine Caldas, was a pioneer in transforming Brazilian design into industrial design and making it known worldwide. His ability to apply tropical wood in different ways, always with originality and creativity, made him one of the most important mid-century Brazilian designers. Beyond its physical beauty and unique design, the "Moleca" lounge chair also embodies the Brazilian spirit, according to Rodrigues. He believed that a piece of furniture was more than just its shape or material; it was also something inside it - a spirit that reflected the essence of Brazilian furniture design.

    Owning a "Moleca" lounge chair is not just about acquiring a beautiful piece of furniture; it's also about possessing a part of Brazilian design history and culture. This chair is a testament to Rodrigues's creativity and vision, and it would make an excellent addition to any interior space that values and appreciates the significance of this design.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (exact item)
    Origin: Brazil
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Solid Brazilian hardwood
    Condition: Good. The piece was restored by one of our best craftsmen.
    Creation Date: 60s
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 6463
    Incollect Reference #: 539719
  • Dimensions
    W. 44.49 in; H. 29.13 in; D. 34.25 in;
    W. 113 cm; H. 74 cm; D. 87 cm;
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