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


Midcentury Modern Armchairs in Hardwood & Beige Fabric by Jorge Jabour, Brazil

$ 8,000
  • Description
    Available now, these Brazilian Modern armchairs in hardwood & beigeF Fabric designed by Jorge Jabour for Moveis Cantu are gorgeous!

    These gems were designed by Jorge Jabour Mauad and executed by Cantù Móveis e Interiores Ltda. in the 1960s. The structure looks like a perfect cube and is made entirely of Brazilian Rosewood, as known as Jacaranda, with seat/backrests in beige fabric which are quite comfortable. The arms are wider than the rest of the wood structure giving an extra touch to the piece.

    The Jacaranda has been refinished and displays colorful veins and besides the marks of age, the armchairs are in excellent condition. The faux leather is in great condition also. Both, comfortable and decorative this set would look incredible in any modern, midcentury modern, or contemporary environment.

    This set perfectly represents the Brazilian Modernist movement and the architects hired to design and furnish the new capital Brasilia in 1960. These pieces belonged to Furnas, a regional power utility and major subsidiary of Eletrobras (National Electricity company) that was founded in 1957 and have the patrimony plaque still. So, if you are looking for beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece with history behind, look no further!

    Architects Jorge Jabour Mauad and Osires Cunha Meale were responsible for designing for Cantù Móveis e Interiores Ltda. This production represents a vast production of Brazilian furniture designed by architects and manufactured by small companies in the 1960s. The specialists were responsible for conducting studies and projects for interior installations, using Brazilian Rosewood, marbles, leathers, and national fabrics in its manufacture.

    About Brazilian rosewood, also called Jacaranda, is perhaps one of the most beautiful woods in the world. It is regarded as one of the finest tone woods; hard, stiff, and highly resonant with a glass-like ring that sustains; it has a floral scent, like roses, thus the name.

    The last image is a 1960’s product catalogue showcasing the piece.

    Size: H75, W60, D58, SH44.5 (cm) H29.5, W22.8, D23.6 (inches)
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Brazil
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Fabric,Hardwood,Hand-Painted,Hand-Woven,Woodwork
    Condition: Good. Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Wood has been refinished and the upholstery is new.
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Brazilian Modern, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 682591
  • Dimensions
    W. 60 in; H. 75 in; D. 58 in;
    W. 152.4 cm; H. 190.5 cm; D. 147.32 cm;
    Seat H. 44.5 in;
    Seat H. 113.03 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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