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


Brazilian Modern Chaise Lounge by Jose Zanine Caldas, 1950s, Brazil

$ 58,000
  • Description
    Available right now, this Brazilian modern iconic chaise lounge in marina plywood, cord, and fabric, designed by Jose Zanine Caldas for Moveis Z in the 50s, is nothing less than spectacular! The iconic piece is showcased in our showroom next to a Martin Eisler credenza and the combo looks perfect. This sleek chaise lounge can blend into almost any type of contemporary, mid-century modern, boho chic, or modern environment. A beautiful piece like this, will add a touch of mid-century modern swagger to any home!

    In regards to the author, a self-taught artist, designer and architect, Jose Zanine Caldas (1919-2001) was born on the southern coast of Bahia in Brazil. At age twenty, he opened an architectural scale model workshop in Rio de Janeiro where he worked with modernist pioneers such as Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. In 1948, he and two business partners started the company Mo´veis Artisticos Z. Their elegant, simple, and organic shaped pieces in plywood were produced at a price point that made them accessible to the emerging market of collectors, with an eye toward a modern style. In the early 1950s, Zanine left the company and returned to his home state of Bahia. Heavily inspired by the local craftsmen there who carved boats and furniture from felled trees, Zanine began experimenting with chiseling and carving large, sculptural works, which became the focus of his later career. He also set himself apart with his pavilion-type architectural constructions in richly colored hewn logs. Zanine’s work has been exhibited in the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and throughout his native Brazil.

    Size: H33.5, W61, D23.6 (in) H85, W155, D60 (cm).
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Brazil
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Cord,Fabric,Plywood,Woodwork
    Condition: Good. Refinished. Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. The wood on this piece has been refinished and the seats have been reupholstered. It is in excellent condition.
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 657759
  • Dimensions
    W. 61 in; H. 33.5 in; D. 23.6 in;
    W. 154.94 cm; H. 85.09 cm; D. 59.94 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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