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

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Thick Armchair in Grey Fabric Attributed to Joaquim Tenreiro, c. 1950s

$ 4,000
  • Description
    This thick armchair is made with a wooden frame and a soft gray fabric. The legs of the chair are slim, which is a common theme in Brazilian modern armchairs. The cushions are super soft and make the chair very comfortable. This chair is very old but has been refurbished to look brand new. The frame of the chair was originally designed by Joaquin Tenreiro and has been repaired. The cushions have been replaced by a newer material and are now in amazing condition.

    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 : H70.0, W80.0, D74.0 (cm) H27.6, W31.5, D29.1 (in)
  • More Information
    Origin: Brazil
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Fabric,Wood,Woodwork
    Condition: Good. Reupholstered. Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. The wood has been refinished and the seats have been reupholstered.
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 674146
  • Dimensions
    W. 31.5 in; H. 27.6 in; D. 29.1 in;
    W. 80.01 cm; H. 70.1 cm; D. 73.91 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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