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


Mid-Century Modern Armchair in Black Leather & Metal by Jorge Zalszupin, Brazil

$ 8,500
  • Description
    Available today, this Mid-Century Modern swivel armchair in metal & black leather was designed by Jorge Zalszupin and manufactured by L’Atelier Moveis in 1970 and is stunning!

    The name of the model is “Low Commander” and has become an icon of Brazilian Modernism recently. This armchair was conceived to attend Brazil’s growing market of office furniture. The first model (with casters) was developed in 1973 and latter then, a fixed model.

    The armchair consists of a seat/back made of fiberglass where the black leather rest. The armrests and feet are in well-made cast aluminum pieces. Not only beautiful but well designed, this piece is also known for its comfort, with a reclining mechanism and a swivel base. The piece has the heritage plaque under the seat.

    The armchair has been reupholstered in black leather with some of the finest upholsters in Rio de Janeiro and the aluminum polished. Besides the marks of age, the piece is in excellent condition. A beauty like this will look awesome in any Mid-Century Modern, Modern or contemporary office or home office.

    Literature (attached images)
    • Jorge Zalszupin book, p.217
    • L’Atelier spec sheet from the 70s
    • Product catalogue from the 70s
    • Vintage publications

    About Jorge Zalszupin: A native of Warsaw, Poland, studied architecture at Bucharest’s Ecole des Beaux Arts. While working as an architect in Paris, he found inspiration in articles about Brazilians Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx and immigrated to Brazil.

    His work as an architect created a demand for decoration and furniture proposals that suited the style of his projects and, for many years, Zalszupin designed and executed them for his clients. The demand was as great as the desire to grow and expand his business, and he then decided to found Atelier Móveis in November 1959.

    A significant part of Zalszupin's furniture production is tributary to his architecture. He used new design language and tendencies, while maintaining a functional view of Ambience for internal spaces. L’Atelier was a design collective of architects, engineers, craftsmen, and a full-scale team of professionals that did everything from researching materials to finalizing the product.

    Jorge Zalszupin has developed some of the most iconic models in Brazilian Modern furniture and has grown a lot in popularity in the last few years. The “Petala” Coffee table, “Paulistana” armchair or the “Brasiliana” sofa are also some of his famous pieces. So, if you’re looking for a Brazilian Modern collectible, look no further, this is the opportunity.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Brazil
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Aluminum,Fiberglass,Leather,Hand-Knotted,
    Condition: Good. Refinished. Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Besides the marks of age in the legs the piece is in excellent condition.
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Brazilian Modern, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 655997
  • Dimensions
    W. 27.56 in; H. 31.5 in; D. 25.6 in;
    W. 70 cm; H. 80.01 cm; D. 65.02 cm;
    Seat H. 18.12 in;
    Seat H. 46.02 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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