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Minimalist Brazilian Chair "Joao" by Samuel Lamas in leather ch88
Located in Brasilia, DF
This contemporary armchair is inspired by modern Brazilian design. With a square DNA, the aim is to create a geometric and essential chair. All structural elements constitutes its fu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Minimalist Chairs

Materials

Steel

Modern Organic Chair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Flexible Seating
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Hardwood, Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass

Modern Organic Chair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Flexible Seating
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Modern Organic Chair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Flexible Seating
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Contemporary Chair in Natural Solid Wood, Upholstered Leather, with Arms
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Dry chair collection. The Dry chair concept is to work in a mixture of distinct references resulting in a modern classic in a dance between the retro and the modern. A heavy and i...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Laminate, Hardwood

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Leather Seating, Solid Backboard
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Textile, Hardwood

Contemporary Chair in Natural Solid Wood, Upholstered, Natural Wood Back, Arms
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Dry chair collection. The Dry chair concept is to work in a mixture of distinct references resulting in a modern Classic in a dance between the retro and the modern. A heavy and i...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Hardwood, Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Laminate

Minimalist Modern Chair in Solid Wood Solid Black Finish, Leather Seating
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

Minimalist Modern Chair in Solid Wood Black Finish with Arms
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes.  All elements that compose ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

Contemporary Chair in Natural Solid Wood, Upholstered, Natural Wood Back, Arms
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Dry chair collection. The dry chair concept is to work in a mixture of distinct references resulting in a modern classic in a dance between the retro and the modern. A heavy and i...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Laminate, Hardwood

Contemporary Chair in Natural Solid Wood, Upholstered, Quilted, No Arms
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Dry chair collection. The Dry chair concept is to work in a mixture of distinct references resulting in a modern classic in a dance between the retro and the modern. A heavy and i...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Laminate, Hardwood, Leather, Textile, Upholstery

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Leather Seating, Upholstered Backboard
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Upholstery, Leather, Textile, Hardwood

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Stool, Textiles or Leather Seatings, Caning Backboard
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The Wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Stools

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Leather, Textile, Cane, Wood, Hardwood

Minimalist Organic Chair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Seating
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Minimalist Organic Chair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Seating
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Minimal Organic Chair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Seating
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Minimal Organic Chair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Seating
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Stool, Textiles or Leather Seatings, Caning Backboard
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The Wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Stools

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Leather, Textile, Cane, Wood, Hardwood

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Special Textile Seating, Caning Backboard
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The Wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Wood, Hardwood, Cane

Modern Brazilian Brown Leather Low Lounge Chair by Fernando Jaeger
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Modern Brazilian brown leather low lounge chair by Fernando Jaeger. Minimalist design great lounge or side chair. Wood and leather construction. Located in Brooklyn NYC.
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

Minimalist Modern Chair in Solid Wood Solid Black Finish, Leather Seating
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

Minimalist Modern Chair in Solid Wood Black Finish with Arms
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Leather or Textile Seating, Caning Backboard
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Textile, Cane, Hardwood

Minimalist Chair in Black Imbuia Hardwood Limited Edition
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our EVO collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Textile, Hardwood

Dining Room Chair in solid wood, Contemporary Brazilian Design
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
This armchair, made to order as a dining room set, is is part of the Arrow chair collection which carries the concept of precision and the figurative arrow element abstraction, prese...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Textile, Hardwood

Dining chair in Leather and solid wood, Contemporary Brazilian Design
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
This dining room armchair is part of the Arrow collection, which carries the concept of precision and the figurative arrow element abstraction, present thru the design. Using the ha...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Textile, Hardwood

Minimal style, solid wood chair, textiles or leather seatings
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Textile, Hardwood

Vintage “Sheriff” Leather Armchair by Sergio Rodrigues for ISA
Located in London, GB
A stunning and iconic vintage leather armchair, this was designed by the famous Brazilian Sergio Rodrigues. It was made by ISA in Italy, and this dates from the 1960s. We obtained...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Carlo Fongaro Set of Eight Conference Chairs ‘Probjeto’ in Mahogany and Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Carlo Fongaro for Dinamarquesa, set of eight armchairs model ‘Probjeto’, mahogany, leather, aluminium, Brazil, 1975 Set of eight office chairs designed by Carlo Fongaro and manufa...
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Post-Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Percival Lafer Lounge Chair MP 41 in Leather and Jacaranda Wood, Brazil, 1960s
Located in Hellouw, NL
Percival Lafer lounge chair Model MP-41 with beautiful details from Brazil, 1960s. This lounge chair has a Jacaranda (Brazilian Rosewood) frame and tufted leather cushions. It has le...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Jacaranda

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Leather or Textile Seating, Caning Backboard
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Textile, Cane, Hardwood

"Julia" Chair in Ebony Finish Solid Wood and Customized Handwoven
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
When she created Julia chair, Alessandra Delgado wanted a piece with delicate features, exploring the curves of the wood with a design inspired by the master designer Joaquim Tenreir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Polyester, Wood, Leather, Canvas, Velvet

"Julia" Stool in Solid Wood and Customized Handwoven
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
When she created Julia stool, Alessandra Delgado wanted a piece with delicate features, exploring the curves of the wood with a design inspired by the master designer Joaquim Tenreir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Canvas, Velvet, Polyester, Wood

  • "Julia" Stool in Solid Wood and Customized Handwoven
  • "Julia" Stool in Solid Wood and Customized Handwoven
  • "Julia" Stool in Solid Wood and Customized Handwoven
  • "Julia" Stool in Solid Wood and Customized Handwoven
H 37.01 in. W 16.15 in. D 21.26 in.
"Bruna" Minimalist Chair with Arms in Painted Steel and Blue Velvet Handwoven
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Alessandra Delgado was once thinking about wire. What would emerge if one started to fold lengths of wire randomly? Bruna chair is the materialization of these thoughts. The chair is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Steel

"Oscar" Minimalist Chair with Arms in Solid Jequitibá Wood and Natural Leather
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
When she created Oscar chair with wooden arms, Alessandra Delgado was inspired by the master architect Oscar Niemeyer´s work. The Oscar chair is made of solid wood and although very ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Wood, Leather, Canvas, Velvet, Polyester

"Julia" Minimalist Chair in Solid Wood and Customized Handwoven
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
When she created Julia Chair, Alessandra Delgado wanted a piece with delicate features, exploring the curves of the wood with a design inspired by the master designer Joaquim Tenreir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Polyester, Wood, Leather, Canvas, Velvet

"Oscar" Minimalist Chair with Arms in Solid Jequitibá Wood and Handwoven
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
When she created Oscar chair with wooden arms, Alessandra Delgado was inspired by the master architect Oscar Niemeyer´s work. The Oscar chair is made of solid wood and although very ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Wood, Leather, Canvas, Velvet, Polyester

"Bruna" Minimalist Armchair in Painted Steel and Blue Velvet Handwoven
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Alessandra Delgado was once thinking about wire. What would emerge if one started to fold lengths of wire randomly? Bruna armchair is the materialization of these thoughts. The armch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Steel

"Laura" Minimalist Armchair in Painted Steel with Wooden Arms
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Alessandra Delgado was once thinking about using steel to create delicate pieces. Laura armchair is the materialization of these thoughts. Laura Armchair is part of a series of furni...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Steel

"Bruna" Minimalist Armchair with Ottoman in Painted Steel and Velvet Handwoven
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Alessandra Delgado was once thinking about wire. What would emerge if one started to fold lengths of wire randomly? Bruna armchair is the materialization of these thoughts. The armch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Steel

"Laura" Minimalist Chair in Painted Steel with Wooden Arms
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Alessandra Delgado was once thinking about using steel to create delicate pieces. Laura chair is the materialization of these thoughts. The chair is part of a series of furniture des...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Steel

"Julia" Chair in Ebony Finish Solid Wood and Customized Handwoven
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
When she created Julia chair, Alessandra Delgado wanted a piece with delicate features, exploring the curves of the wood with a design inspired by the master designer Joaquim Tenreir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Canvas, Velvet, Polyester, Wood

"Bruna" Minimalist Chair in Painted Steel and Blue Velvet Hand Woven
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Alessandra Delgado was once thinking about wire. What would emerge if one started to fold lengths of wire randomly? Bruna chair is the materialization of these thoughts. The chair is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Steel

Sergio Rodrigues Six Dining Chairs in Jacaranda and Tan Cowhide, Brazil, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Sergio Rodrigues (1927–2014) A striking set of six modernist dining chairs by Carioca design pioneer and frequent Oscar Niemeyer collaborator Sérgio Rodrigues, in Brazilian rosewood...
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cowhide, Jacaranda

Owl Chair, Without Armrest Color Off-White and Kidney Pillow Caramel, in Stock
Located in Miami, FL
Owl chair has a sophisticated design to improve your decor and add a modern touch to any space. Seat softness: Elastic belt imported, (Italian) Fixed back (low): HR + fiber + soft ...
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2010s Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Metal

Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchair and Ottoman by Percival Lafer in Chocolate
Located in Belmont, MA
Brazilian Mid-Century Modern armchair and ottoman by Percival Lafer in chocolate brown suede and rosewood. Ottoman measures: 23" W x 25" D x 16.5" H.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Suede, Rosewood

Pair of Stools by Percival Lafer
Located in Vienna, AT
Two very rare stools designed by Percival Lafer, Brazil, 1960. These beautiful objects are provided with slightly inclined conical legs of solid rosewood. In order to preserve authen...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Leather, Rosewood

  • Pair of Stools by Percival Lafer
  • Pair of Stools by Percival Lafer
  • Pair of Stools by Percival Lafer
  • Pair of Stools by Percival Lafer
H 16.93 in. W 26.78 in. D 21.26 in.
Midcentury Brazilian Lounge Chair by Jean Gillon
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Midcentury Brazilian Jangada lounge chair by Jean Gillon for Italma / Wood Art. Like many of his designs Gillon was inspired by traditional fishing in Brazil utilizing native hardwoo...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Wood, Jacaranda, Rosewood

Lounge Chairs by Percival Lafer in Original Black Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Percival Lafer, pair of lounge chairs, leather and wood, Brazil, 1960s Bulky and grand lounge chairs by Brazilian designer Percival Lafer. This set features a solid dark wooden base...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood, Leather

Oscar Niemeyer "Rio" Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A "Rio" lounge chair, designed in 1978, contemporary edition, molded blackened ash plywood underframe, caning, black leather upholstery. Plublishings: Juliana Gagliardi, Marcelo ...
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Leather, Plywood

  • Oscar Niemeyer "Rio" Lounge Chair
  • Oscar Niemeyer "Rio" Lounge Chair
  • Oscar Niemeyer "Rio" Lounge Chair
  • Oscar Niemeyer "Rio" Lounge Chair
H 37.25 in. W 66.75 in. D 24 in.
Set of 6 Chairs by Joaquim Tenreiro, 1947, Midcentury Design
Located in Clifton, NJ
This exquisitely crafted chair made of Perobinha-do-campo Wood, designed by Joaquim Tenreiro (1906-1992), evokes a refined coexistence of traditional values and modern aesthetics. It...
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

Set of Six Rosewood Estrutural Chairs by Joaquim Tenreiro. Mid Century, Brazil
Located in Clifton, NJ
To compose light seats, Tenreiro used thin wooden sticks in some of his chairs. One of these pieces, which became well known, was the Structural Chair. Created in 1947 in two vers...
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Vintage 1940s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Rosewood, Leather

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Leather or Textile Seating, Caning Backboard
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Textile, Cane, Hardwood, Leather

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Leather Seating, Caning Backboard
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The Wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Wood, Hardwood, Cane, Leather

Contemporary Yvy Chair in Suede and Peroba Do Campo Wood by Nicolò Friedman
Located in Firenze, IT
Yvy is a chair like no other. With a modern and fabulous design, this chair is ready to become a unique piece in your home. It features a shape that allows you to consider it more th...
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2010s Brazilian Other Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of Six '6' Chairs in Jacaranda Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro
Located in New York, NY
Set of six (6) chairs in jacaranda with curved backs and upholstered black leather seats. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Chairs

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Leather, Jacaranda

Minimalist Velvet Armchair in Brazilian Contemporary Style, by Tiago Curioni
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
The 'Velvet' armchair in black was designed from clean and pure lines with the elimination of any kind of excesses so that your greater identity were the colors, in a range of 09 opt...
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2010s Brazilian Minimalist Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Oscar Niemeyer Chair and Ottoman Model Alta, circa 1970
Located in Brussels, BE
Oscar Niemeyer chair and ottoman Model Alta, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather

Mid-Century Modern "Beg" Armchair by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil 1960s 'Set of 6'
Located in Miami, FL
Set of six Mid-Century Modern "Beg" armchairs by Brazilian Designer Sergio Rodrigues, 1960s Designed by the acclaimed Mid-Century Modern Brazilian architect and designer Sergio Ro...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern "Kiko" Armchair by Brazilian Sergio Rodrigues, 'Set of 2'
Located in Miami, FL
Set of two Mid-Century Modern chairs with armrest "Kiko" by Brazilian Designer Sergio Rodrigues, 1960s. Designed in 1964 by the acclaimed Brazilian architect and designer Sergio R...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

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Brazilian Animal Skin Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of Brazilian animal skin chairs available for sale. There are 47 antique and vintage Brazilian animal skin chairs for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 46 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of Brazilian animal skin chairs available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Brazilian animal skin chairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Modern and Mid-Century Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Not every interior allows for large Brazilian animal skin chairs, so small Brazilian animal skin chairs measuring 11.82 inches across are available at 1stDibs. Adolini+Simonini, Alessandra Delgado and Sergio Rodrigues each produced beautiful Brazilian animal skin chairs that are worth considering.

How Much are Brazilian Animal Skin Chairs?

Prices for Brazilian animal skin chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, Brazilian animal skin chairs begin at $595 and can go as high as $90,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,090.

On the Origins of Brazilian

     Commencing in the 1940s and '50s, a group of architects and designers transformed the local cultural landscape, merging the modernist vernacular popular in Europe and the United States with traditional Brazilian techniques and indigenous materials.

     Key influencers during the mid-20th century include natives Oscar Niemeyer, Sérgio Rodrigues and José Zanine Caldas as well as such European immigrants as Joaquim Tenreiro, Jean Gillon and Jorge Zalszupin. These creators frequently collaborated; for instance, Niemeyer, an internationally acclaimed architect, commissioned many of them to furnish his residential and institutional buildings.

     Hallmarks of Brazilian design from that period include smooth, sculptural forms and the use of native woods like rosewood, jacaranda and pequi. The work of designers today exhibits many of the same qualities, though with a marked interest in exploring new materials (witness the Campana Brothers stuffed-animal chairs) and an emphasis on looking inward rather than to other countries for inspiration.

Finding the Right Chairs for You

Chairs are an indispensable component of your home and office. Can you imagine your life without the chair you love?

With the exception of rocking chairs, the majority of the seating in our homes today — antique and vintage Windsor chairs, chaise longues, wingback chairs — originated in either England or France. Art Nouveau chairs, the style of which also originated in those regions, embraced the inherent magnificence of the natural world with decorative flourishes and refined designs that blended both curved and geometric contour lines. While craftsmanship and styles have evolved in the past century, chairs have had a singular significance in our lives, no matter what your favorite chair looks like.

“The chair is the piece of furniture that is closest to human beings,” said Hans Wegner. The revered Danish cabinetmaker and furniture designer was prolific, having designed nearly 500 chairs over the course of his lifetime. His beloved designs include the Wishbone chair, the wingback Papa Bear chair and many more.

Other designers of Scandinavian modernist chairs introduced new dynamics to this staple with sculptural flowing lines, curvaceous shapes and efficient functionality. The Paimio armchair, Swan chair and Panton chair are vintage works of Finnish and Danish seating that left an indelible mark on the history of good furniture design.

“What works good is better than what looks good, because what works good lasts,” said Ray Eames. 

Visionary polymaths Ray and Charles Eames experimented with bent plywood and fiberglass with the goal of producing affordable furniture for a mass market. Like other celebrated mid-century modern furniture designers of elegant low-profile furnishings — among them Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Finn Juhl — the Eameses considered ergonomic support, durability and cost, all of which should be top of mind when shopping for the perfect chair. The Eameses introduced numerous icons for manufacturer Herman Miller, such as the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, molded plywood dining chairs the DCM and DCW (which can be artfully mismatched around your dining table) and a wealth of other treasured pieces for the home and office.

A good chair anchors us to a place and can become an object of timeless appeal. Take a seat and browse the rich variety of vintage, new and antique chairs on 1stDibs today.