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Rare Three-Seat Sofa, by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern

$ 23,562
  • Description
    This stunning three-seat sofa designed by the legendary Joaquim Tenreiro is an exceedingly rare and valuable piece of Brazilian midcentury design. With a commitment to the use of tropical wood and an unwavering dedication to quality, Tenreiro was a true master of his craft, producing furniture pieces that are both strikingly beautiful and undeniably functional.

    This particular sofa has been lovingly and expertly restored by one of the best craftsmen in São Paulo. It boasts an authenticity stamp attached to the wood, which is a testament to its original quality and authenticity. The simple lines and overall lightness of the sofa are both hallmarks of Tenreiro's work, making it a true treasure for any design enthusiast or collector. Joaquim Tenreiro is widely regarded as the most important name in Brazilian midcentury design. His creations are showcased in museums and galleries around the world and have earned him a reputation as a sculptor who also produced furniture. During the 1950s and 1960s, Tenreiro worked on architectural projects with other renowned designers like Oscar Niemeyer, further cementing his place in Brazilian design history.

    For Tenreiro, the lightness of an object was not just related to its weight but also a consequence of its functionality and the materials used. He believed in taking full advantage of the possibilities and constraints of tropical wood to create furniture that was both beautiful and functional.

    Overall, this rare and restored Joaquim Tenreiro three-seat sofa is a testament to the enduring quality and beauty of Brazilian midcentury design. Its simple yet elegant lines and masterful use of materials make it a true masterpiece that will be cherished for generations to come.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (exact item)
    Origin: Brazil
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Brazilian Wood
    Condition: Good. The piece was restored by one of our best craftsmen in São Paulo and kept its original aura and attraction.
    Creation Date: 1950/1960
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 6572
    Incollect Reference #: 502868
  • Dimensions
    W. 90.55 in; H. 27.56 in; D. 28.35 in;
    W. 230 cm; H. 70 cm; D. 72 cm;
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