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Percival Lafer Mp 41

Percival Lafer MP-41 Lounge Chairs for Craft Associates
By Craft Associates, Percival Lafer
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Modern Specs: Walnut, leather These Percival Lafer MP-41 lounge chairs are expertly handcrafted and
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Percival Lafer MP-41 sofa in cognac leather, Brazil 1970s
By Maurice Percival
Located in Göteborg, SE
Percival Lafer for MP Lafer in the 70s. The sofa has its original mark in the leather strap on the back
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Wood

Brazilian Modernist Sofa in the Style of Percival Lafer, circa 1970s
By Percival Lafer
Located in Norwalk, CT
Percival Lafer's MP-41 series. As one of the world's leading producers of rosewood, the nation of
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Late 20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Wood

Craft Lounge Chairs, Lafer Lounge Chairs, Brown Leather and Walnut, Modern
By Percival Lafer, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
, leather These Percival Lafer MP-41 lounge chairs are expertly handcrafted and upholstered. The MP-41
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Craft Lounge Chairs, Percival Lounge Chairs, Black Leather and Walnut
By Percival Lafer, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Modern Specs: Walnut, leather These Percival Lafer MP-41 lounge chairs are expertly handcrafted and
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Sofa 'MP-41' in Hardwood, by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Design
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
The MP-41 sofa, a quintessential piece by the renowned designer Percival Lafer, is a masterstroke
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Craft Lounge Chair, Leather Lounge Chair, Black Leather and Walnut, Modern
By Percival Lafer, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
, leather These Percival Lafer MP-41 lounge chairs are expertly handcrafted and upholstered. The MP-41
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Percival Lafer MP43 Lounge Chair with Headrest & Footstool.
By Percival Lafer
Located in BANGALOW, NSW
The MP-41 was designed by Percival Lafer in the 1960’s, Brazil. This chair features a solid dark
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

Wonderful Percival Lafer "S-1" Leather Brazilian Rosewood Lounge Chair
By Percival Lafer
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful Percival Lafer rosewood and leather S-1 lounge chair. Lafer's S-1 design features
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Rosewood, Leather

Percival Lafer 'S-1' Rosewood and Leather Lounge Chairs, Brazil, 1976, Signed
By Percival Lafer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Percival Lafer for Lafer MP. This set was designed in 1976 and was Lafer's concept of merging Brazilian
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Wonderful Percival Lafer Rosewood 3 Seater Cognac leather "S-1" Sofa Mid-Century
By Percival Lafer
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful Percival Lafer rosewood and leather 3-seater S-1 sofa. The S-1 design features Brazilian
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Rosewood

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Percival Lafer Mp 41 For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the percival lafer mp 41 you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A percival lafer mp 41 — often made from wood, animal skin and leather — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a percival lafer mp 41, we have 10 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect percival lafer mp 41 — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A percival lafer mp 41, designed in the Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture.

How Much is a Percival Lafer Mp 41?

A percival lafer mp 41 can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $9,500, while the lowest priced sells for $3,061 and the highest can go for as much as $22,000.

Percival Lafer for sale on 1stDibs

When it comes to mid-century furniture, the innovative work of the Brazilian Modernists has often been overlooked, including the designs of prolific maker Percival Lafer. Lafer studied architecture at São Paulo’s Universidade Mackenzie. After he graduated, his father passed away suddenly, leaving a furniture business that Lafer took over with his brothers.

Taking up the mantle, Lafer made the jump from architecture to furniture design in 1961, putting a focus on thoughtfully designed pieces available at affordable prices. That year, he introduced his supremely popular MP-1 chair, a plush piece of furniture made with iron and wood that he has riffed on throughout his entire career. The silhouettes of his lounge chairs, armchairs and other seating were distinct from streamlined American and European mid-century modernism, taking on casual, puffed forms thanks to his use of polyurethane layers as padding. He combined such contemporary industrial materials with local natural ones, namely Brazilian hardwoods, which delighted customers around the world as Lafer became one of the country’s leading exporters of furniture.

Lafer has continued to design furniture throughout his career, branching into sofas, tables and lighting. He was at the forefront of mechanical furniture movements, debuting the MP-7 sofa, which could turn into a twin bed, in 1965, the first such piece on the market. One of his most intriguing projects was the MP Lafer, a two-seat fiberglass roadster designed to emulate British sports cars. Some 4,300 units were produced over its 16-year manufacturing run in the ’70s and ’80s, with several ending up in the collections of major car museums.

Still, Lafer’s biggest claim to fame is his seating, which he continues to design, drawing inspiration from modern shapes and local materials. In 2017, a retrospective of his work was organized as part of the São Paulo Design Weekend.

Find a collection of authentic Percival Lafer furniture on 1stDibs.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

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ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.