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


Set of 8 Brazilian Modern Chairs in Hardwood & Cane by Joaquim Tenreiro, 1960s

$ 35,000
  • Description
    This Brazilian mid-century modern set of 8 chairs was designed by Joaquim Tenreiro in the sixties. The frame of the chairs are made with Brazilian rosewood (also known as jacaranda) and the seats are made with straw caning. The backrest has an opening and the only support it has is the wooden plank on the top of the backrest. The wood has also been refinished and the chairs are in excellent condition. What makes these chairs so unique is the sleek and clean design, which allows them to be styled into any home interior.

    Joaquim Tenreiro (1906–1992) was among the leading furniture designers and visual artists in Brazil during the mid-20th century. Tenreiro was born in Melo, Portugal into a family of woodworkers and carpenters. In the late 1920s, he immigrated to Rio de Janeiro and began working for the firm of Laubisch & Hirth. In the early 1940s, Tenreiro was among the first designers in the Brazilian furniture industry to adopt a European modernist vernacular. His initial efforts, including the 1942 "Poltrona Leve," was met with considerable success, and in 1943 he established his own firm with factories in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. However, it was not until the 1950s that he began to be recognized as a master furniture designer in Brazil. His design philosophy found a great response with architects who supported modernism.

    Size: H86.0, W44.0, D44.0 (cm) | H33.9, W17.3, D17.3 (in)
    Materials: Brazilian rosewood (jacaranda), straw caning
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Brazil
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Cane,Hardwood,Wood,Caning,Woodwork
    Condition: Good. Refinished. Rewoven. Wear consistent with age and use. The wood on these chairs have been refinished and they are now in excellent condition.
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 674120
  • Dimensions
    W. 17.3 in; H. 33.9 in; D. 17.3 in;
    W. 43.94 cm; H. 86.11 cm; D. 43.94 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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