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Vintage 'Mole' Rosewood Armchair with Ottoman by Sergio Rodrigues
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Clifton, NJ
Sergio Rodrigues signature piece designed in 1957, the "Mole" Armchair – which means "soft" in Portuguese – is composed of a solid rounded Rosewood frame, adjustable leather support ...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Vintage 'Mole' Rosewood Armchair with Ottoman by Sergio Rodrigues
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Clifton, NJ
Sergio Rodrigues (1927-2014) signature piece designed in 1957, the "Mole" Armchair – which means "soft" in Portuguese – is composed of a solid rounded Rosewood frame, adjustable leat...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Lounge Chair "Mole" by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1960s
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Rare lounge chair "Mole" by Sergio Rodrigues, 1960s. Rosewood and leather. Very comfortable. Good vintage condition. Measurements: W 93 cm, H 78 cm, D 92 cm, seating height 43 cm...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Pair of Sergio Rodrigues Mole Armchairs
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Mole armchairs by Sergio Rodrigues. Very comfortable for lounging. This is the iconic armchairs that put this famous Brazilian designer on the world map. Seat height is 18 in...
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

  • Pair of Sergio Rodrigues Mole Armchairs
  • Pair of Sergio Rodrigues Mole Armchairs
  • Pair of Sergio Rodrigues Mole Armchairs
  • Pair of Sergio Rodrigues Mole Armchairs
H 33 in. W 45 in. D 35 in.
Early Jacaranda "Mole" Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Sergio Rodrigues, 1963
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Hamburg, PA
Early version of the original vintage Jacaranda lounge chair and ottoman from the "Mole" ("Soft, Sloppy, Easy") series featuring the father of Brazilian furniture, Sergio Rodrigues. ...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Jacaranda

Sergio Rodrigues "Poltrona Mole"
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A rare, larger variant of Sergio Rodrigues' famous "Sheriff" chair. Very generously upholstered in supple leather. An extremely comfortable chair originally owned by an architect-fri...
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • Sergio Rodrigues "Poltrona Mole"
  • Sergio Rodrigues "Poltrona Mole"
  • Sergio Rodrigues "Poltrona Mole"
  • Sergio Rodrigues "Poltrona Mole"
H 32.5 in. W 48 in. D 36 in.
Mole Chair and Ottoman by Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Solid lathed hardwood frame, crossbars allowing for the passage of sole leather straps adjusted with lathed studs forming the membrane for the seat, back, and arm cushions, joined in...
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20th Century Brazilian Lounge Chairs

  • Mole Chair and Ottoman by Sergio Rodrigues
  • Mole Chair and Ottoman by Sergio Rodrigues
  • Mole Chair and Ottoman by Sergio Rodrigues
  • Mole Chair and Ottoman by Sergio Rodrigues
H 29.5 in. W 44 in. D 44 in.
A Pair of Poltrona Mole Lounge Chairs by Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Hollywood, FL
Rosewood frames with leather bottom straps supporting deep side back and bottom cushions characterize these club chairs by Sergio Rodriguez. The frames have unique, tapered corner p...
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Club Chairs

Materials

Rosewood, Leather

Sergio Rodrigues "Mole" Sofa, Lounge Chairs & Ottoman
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Fabulous Original “Mole” Living Room Suite by the iconic Brazilian Architect and Designer Sergio Rodrigues circa 1957. The four piece set includes a sofa, two lounge chairs and one o...
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Living Room Sets

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Leather

Sergio Rodrigues Midcentury Rosewood Mole / Sheriff Chair, Brazil, circa 1962
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Camden, ME
A solid rosewood Sheriff chair by Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues purchased in the 1960s. Both the Brazilian Jacaranda frame and the original leather strapping have been re-oile...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Vintage 'Mole' Armchair with Ottoman by Sergio Rodrigues
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Clifton, NJ
Sergio Rodrigues signature piece designed in 1957, the "Mole" armchair (meaning "soft" in Portuguese) is comprised of a solid rounded wood (Rosewood) frame, adjustable leather suppor...
Category

Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Early Mischievous / Mole Chair by Brazilian Sergio Rodrigues in Black Leather
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in London, GB
Iconic Mischievous or Mole armchair by Rodrigues, designed in Brazil 1957. It is comprised of a solid jacaranda frame, slotted together and secured by rosewood pegs. The adjustable l...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Jacaranda

Mole Lounge Armchair, by Sergio Rodrigues in Brown Leather and Rosewood
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Houston, TX
The design originated with a 1957 commission for the photographer Otto Stupakoff, who asked Rodrigues for a "spread-out" sofa for his studio. The design sat in Rodrigues’ company Oca...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Sergio Rodrigues Mole Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic sergio rodrigues mole chair available at 1stDibs. A sergio rodrigues mole chair — often made from animal skin, leather and wood — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a sergio rodrigues mole chair — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each sergio rodrigues mole chair bearing Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made sergio rodrigues mole chair over the years, but those crafted by Sergio Rodrigues are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Sergio Rodrigues Mole Chair?

The average selling price for a sergio rodrigues mole chair at 1stDibs is $12,000, while they’re typically $6,141 on the low end and $28,500 for the highest priced.

On the Origins of Brazil

     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 Lounge Chairs for You

While this specific seating is known to all for its comfort and familiar form, the history of how your favorite antique, new or vintage lounge chair came to be is slightly more ambiguous.

Although there are rare armchairs dating back as far as the 17th century, some believe that origins of the first official “lounge chair” are tied to Hungarian modernist designer-architect Marcel Breuer. Sure, Breuer wasn’t exactly reinventing the wheel when he introduced the Wassily lounge chair in 1925, but his recliner was indeed revolutionary for its integration of bent tubular steel.

Officially, a lounge chair is simply defined as a “comfortable armchair,” which allows for the shape and material of the furnishings to be extremely diverse. Whether or not chaise longues make the cut for this category is a matter of frequent debate.

The Eames lounge chair, on the other hand, has come to define somewhat of a universal perception of what a lounge chair can be. Introduced in 1956, the Eames lounge (and its partner in cozy, the ottoman) quickly became staples in television shows, prestigious office buildings and sumptuous living rooms. Venerable American mid-century modern designers Charles and Ray Eames intended for it to be the peak of luxury, which they knew meant taking furniture to the next level of style and comfort. Their chair inspired many modern interpretations of the lounge — as well as numerous copies.

On 1stDibs, find a broad range of authentic lounge chairs that includes everything from antique Victorian-era seating to vintage mid-century modern lounge chairs by craftsmen such as Hans Wegner to contemporary choices from today’s innovative designers.