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Pair of Rare Joaquim Tenreiro Lounge Chair Brazilian Midcentury

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Documentation Certificate of Authenticity
Origin Brazil
Period 1950-1979
Materials Wood, Fabric
Dimensions
W. 32.29 in; H. 27.96 in; D. 34.65 in;
W. 82.02 cm; H. 71.02 cm; D. 88.01 cm;
Seat H. 15.36 in;
Seat H. 39.01 cm;
Condition Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
Creation Date 1960
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description Pair of rare Joaquim Tenreiro lounge chair Brazilian midcentury
Joaquim Tenreiro
Brazil, 1960

Measurements:
88 cm x 82 cm x 71 H cm

Provenance:
Private Collection from Brazil


Biography:
Joaquim Tenreiro, (1906-1992)
Son and grandson of carpenters, he helped his father manufacture furniture from a very young age. Tenreiro had a peculiar technique, as he was able to use Brazilian wood in innovative ways, as in a chromatic game, for example.
His life was divided between Brazil, where he moved at the age of two, and Portugal, where he was born and lived between 1914 and 1925. In Rio de Janeiro, he studied at the Lyceum of Arts & Crafts and formed the Núcleo Bernardelli, in National School of Fine Arts. After working as a furniture designer for some companies, Tenreiro discovered modern aesthetics and his first piece of furniture, the iconic Leve armchair, came in 1942, for a residence designed by Oscar Niemeyer in Cataguases, Minas Gerais. Then, he opened his own workshop, Langenbach & Tenreiro, together with the German Karl Langenbach, and then he opened two furniture stores, in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
His most acclaimed pieces were known for the lightness he gave to the design. Although he had great success in the area of ??furniture, in 1960 he decided to dedicate himself to plastic arts almost exclusively and, therefore, his furniture gained status of rarity and work of art.
Styles / Movements Collectible Design, Mid Century, Modern
Lead Time Ready to Ship
Product Type Unique
Incollect Reference Number 395563
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