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Geraldo de Barros Furniture

Brazilian, 1923-1998

Although best known for his photography, Geraldo de Barros was an important contributor to the canon of mid-century modern furniture design and was one of Brazil’s most influential multidisciplinary artists.

Born in 1923 in Chavantes, São Paulo, de Barros began his artistic career as a painter before discovering a passion for photography in the 1940s. In 1950, he found fame with his successful “Fotoformas” exhibition held at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, which led to a scholarship from the French government to study in that country.

In the early 1950s, de Barros traveled throughout Europe, including Switzerland, where he met Bauhaus graduate Max Bill. At the time, Bill was collaborating with the Scholl Foundation on developing a design institute in Ulm, Germany, that combined Bauhaus tradition with emerging technical elements in design practice. Bill invited de Barros to visit the institute, where he became influenced by Bill’s philosophy of Gute Form — the belief that carefully designed objects could bring artistic values into homes. 

Upon his return to São Paulo, de Barros delved into furniture design. Along with engineer Justino Cardoso, metalworker Antônio Thereza, and a Dominican priest, Friar João Batista Pereira dos Santos, he founded the furniture company and Christian cooperative Unilabor, in 1954, on the outskirts of São Paulo.

As the firm’s chief designer, de Barros incorporated the concept of Concrete art into many of his pieces, particularly his armchairs. His dining room chairs, bookcases, coffee tables, cabinets and desks were also designed with straight lines, sobriety and functionality in mind and made with natural materials such as rosewood, jacaranda and iron. Given that it was more of a cooperative with a social mission than it was a manufacturer, Unilabor paid well and offered innovative modular furniture by way of de Barros-designed components that were produced serially to be used in the construction of complete furnishings.

Despite Unilabor’s success, the company ran into economic difficulties and eventually closed. Undaunted, de Barros founded another furniture company in 1964 — Hobjeto Indústria e Comércio de Móveis — where he focused on progressive furniture design with more geometric shapes.

During the 1960s, de Barros continued with furniture design and, as a painter, became interested in Pop art and abstract movements, founding influential groups such as Grupo 15, Galeria Rex and Grupo Ruptura

In the 1990s, de Barros returned to his career as a photographer until his death in 1998. De Barros’s furniture was shown at several exhibitions during the 1950s and 1960s, including the Exposição Nacional de Arte Concreta in São Paulo in 1956 and the Konkrete Kunst exhibition in Zurich in 1960. His photographs and paintings have also been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.

On 1stDibs, discover a range of vintage Geraldo de Barros seating, tables, case pieces and storage cabinets.

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Rosewood Bed by Celina Decorações, 1960s, Double Size, Mid-Century Brazilian
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
In the 1960s in Brazil, furniture with modern design gained more space within the intimate areas of homes, especially bedrooms. The architecture and decoration magazines started to s...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Rosewood

Bookshelf by Geraldo de Barros, Unilabor, 1950s, Mid-Century Modern
By Geraldo de Barros, Unilabor
Located in Houston, TX
This bookshelf was designed in the 50s by Geraldo de Barros and produced by Unilabor. Its structure is made of iron, with storage compartments covered with Rosewood and Formica. ...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Iron

1960's Brazilian Desk Model « 1015 » by Geraldo de Barros Manufactured by Unilab
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
The Model 1015 desk by Geraldo de Barros is a unique and special piece of furniture, distinguished by its innovative use of materials, minimalist design, and the artistic vision of ...
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1960s Brazilian Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Metal, Brass

Tubular Armchair by Geraldo de Barros for Hobjeto, Brazil, 1970s
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Brasília, BR
Tubular armchair designed by Geraldo de Barros for Hobjeto in the 70s. Made from black lacquered metal. This is the perfect piece for a collector. The cushions are original. They bea...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Metal

1950's Brazilian Set of 6 Chairs by Geraldo de Barros
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
The set of 6 chairs by Geraldo de Barros represents a pinnacle of artistic innovation and functional elegance, reflecting the visionary spirit of one of Brazil's most influential ar...
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1950s Brazilian Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Cane

Gerardo de Barros 'Stool' 1956
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Barcelona, ES
Geraldo de Barros Stool Manufactured by Unilabor Brasil, 1956 Iron, fabric upholstery and brass details Measurements 38cmx38cmx44hcm 14,9 in x 14,9 in x 17,32h in Literature Unilab...
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1950s Brazilian Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Brass, Iron

Small Bench with Rounded Edges, Geraldo de Barros, Brazilian Mid-Century Design
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Constructed from a richly grained hardwood, the bench features a series of individual, smoothly finished wooden slats laid out horizontally to form the seating surface. The slats are...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Hardwood

Double Day Bed by Geraldo de Barros, 1955
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Barcelona, ES
Double day bed Manufactured by Unilabor Brazil, 1955 Jacaranda, fabric upholstery Measurements 182 cm x 189 cm x 34h cm 71,65 in x 73 in x 13,4h in Li...
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1950s Brazilian Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Iron

Bench by Geraldo de Barros, 1956
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Barcelona, ES
Bench Manufactured by Unilabor Brazil, 1956 Jacaranda wood, upholstery Measurements 190 cm x 93 cm x 79h cm 74,8 in x 36,61 in x 31,10h in Details Unique piece comissioned by priva...
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1950s Brazilian Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Upholstery, Jacaranda

Day Bed by Geraldo de Barros, 1960s
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Barcelona, ES
Day bed Manufactured by Unilabor Brasil, 1960 Jacaranda wood, iron, fabric upholstery Measurements 190 cm x 90 cm x 40h cm 74,8 in x 35,43 in x 15,74h in Literature Unilabor, by Ma...
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1960s Brazilian Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Iron

Buffet by Geraldo de Barros, 1956
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Barcelona, ES
Buffet Manufactured by Unilabor Brazil, 1956 Jacaranda wood Measurements 206 cm x 40 cm x 78h cm 81,1 in x 15,74 in x 30,7h in Literature Unilabor, by Mauro Claro. Brasil, 2004. Se...
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1950s Brazilian Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Wood, Jacaranda

Brazilian Modern Phone in Table in Hardwood & Steel, Geraldo de Barros, Brazil
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
Available today, with free domestic (US) shipping included, this super cute Brazilian Modern Phone Table in Hardwood & Steel designed by Geraldo de Barros in Brazil during the 50s is...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Metal

Bookcase model "MF-710" by Geraldo de Barros
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Barcelona, ES
Bookcase model “MF-710” Manufactured by Unilabor Brasil, 1954 Jacaranda, formica, painted metal and brass Measurements 103 cm x 43,1 cm x 200h cm 44,5 in x 17 in x 78,7h in Literatur...
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1950s Brazilian Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Metal, Brass

Table by Geraldo de Barros
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Barcelona, ES
Table Manufactured by Unilabor Brasil, 1955 Metal, formica, jacaranda Measurements 120 cm x 80 cm x 74h cm 47,24 in x 31,49 in x 29,13h in Literature Unilabor, by Mauro Claro. Bras...
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1950s Brazilian Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Metal

Pair of chairs by Geraldo De Barros
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Barcelona, ES
Pair of chairs Manufactured by Unilabor Brazil, 1955 Iron, fabric upholstered Measurements 40 cm x 43 cm x 82h cm 15,78 in x 16,9 in x 32,28h in Literature Unilabor, by Mauro Claro...
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1950s Brazilian Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Iron

Pair of chairs by Geraldo de Barros for Hobjeto, Brazil, 1970s
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Brasília, BR
Pair of chairs designed by Geraldo de Barros for Hobjeto in the 70s. Made from black lacquered veneer plywood. Fully restored and upholstered in a beige bouclé fabric. SEATING PAI...
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Mid-20th Century South American Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Geraldo de Barros writing desk Unilabor Brazil 1956
By Unilabor, Geraldo de Barros
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice minimalistic small writing desk designed by Geraldo de Barros and manufactured by Unilabor, Brazil 1956. The desk is made up of three main parts. The black iron frame, rosewood finished top and the drawer cabinet. The drawer fronts have the characteristic white laminated finish with metal handles. Unilabor could use these same parts to create different furniture designs, following the company's standards. This approach was part of a methodical way of making things, and the design style was common to other factories of that time. The most unique idea was how they thought about the production process in an organised way. In very good condition with beautiful grain to the rosewood. The chair on the pictures is not included. Literature;  Brazilian Modern Design Alberto Vicente Marcelo Vasconcellos 2017, page 264-281 The most profound conceptual experience in the production of modern furniture in Brazil was led by Geraldo de Barros, a major artist of the Concrete Art movement in the country. Interested in new technologies and processes, Geraldo's career was consistently permeated with artistic experiments, particularly in photography and painting. His affiliation with design was influenced by the "gute form" principle advocated by Max Bill. Bill was the founder of the Ulm School...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Metal

Structural Lounge Chair, by Geraldo de Barros, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Crafted from the innovative mind of Geraldo de Barros, this lounge chair is a testament to the mid-century modern design movement that swept through Brazil, marrying the principles o...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Fur, Faux Fur, Hardwood

Geraldo de Barros Lounge Chair in Iron and Yellow Upholstery
By Unilabor, Geraldo de Barros
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Geraldo de Barros for Unilabor, armchair, fabric, iron, wood, Brazil, 1955 Crafted by the Brazilian modernist designer Geraldo de Barros, this lounge chair showcases the typical mat...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Tea Cart by Geraldo de Barros, 1950s
By Geraldo de Barros, Unilabor
Located in Deerfield Beach, FL
Mid-Century Modern Tea Cart by Geraldo de Barros, 1950s Geraldo de Barros crafted an ingenious tea cart featuring a unique four-level structure. Made of wood with Formica tops, this compact cart stands out with two larger levels at the top and bottom, and two smaller intermediary levels providing essential support. The tea cart's tiered design serves both aesthetic and practical purposes. The combination of wood and Formica showcases a harmonious blend of classic warmth and modern sleekness. The Formica tops, in addition to their contemporary appeal, offer a functional, easy-to-clean surface, enhancing the cart's durability and usability. Practicality meets style as the larger top level provides space for teapots and cups...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Metal

Geraldo de Barros, 2-seater sofa of tubular metal, 1970s
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Immenstaad am Bodensee, DE
Geraldo de Barros (1923–1998) was a pioneering Brazilian artist whose influence extended across various artistic disciplines, including painting, photography, and furniture design. B...
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1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Metal

Geraldo de Barros, pair of tubular metal armchairs, 1970s
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Immenstaad am Bodensee, DE
Geraldo de Barros (1923–1998) was a pioneering Brazilian artist whose influence extended across various artistic disciplines, including painting, photography, and furniture design. B...
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1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Metal

Geraldo De Barros Bar Cart
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Washington, DC
Solidly elegant bar cart by important Brazilian Modernist Geraldo De Barros, whom many consider to be the father of Brazilian Modernism. Simple lines and curvaceous corners give th...
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1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Metal

Geraldo De Barros leather armchairs
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Washington, DC
Pair of very rare leather armchairs designed by very important Brazilian Modernist figure Geraldo De Barros who was an artist and furniture designer. Cushions with this more "free" style are very reminiscent of Sergio Rodrigues's iconic Mole chair...
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1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Geraldo de Barros, 2-seater Tubular sofa, c. 1970
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in PARIS, FR
Designed in the 1970s, this three-seater sofa in tubular metal and white fabric by Geraldo de Barros is to be placed in the artistic continuity of its creators, who was an important ...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Metal

Geraldo De Barros pair of armchairs
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Washington, DC
Pair of armchairs designed by very important Brazilian Modernist figure Geraldo De Barros who was an artist and furniture designer. These utilitarian chairs are not only beautiful, ...
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1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Brazilian Modern Armchairs in Metal, Hardwood & Boucle, Geraldo de Barros
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
Available today, these Brazilian Modern armchairs designed by Geraldo de Barros are nothing less than gorgeous. These timeless armchairs were designed by Geraldo de Barros for his ...
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Mid-20th Century South American Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Metal

Set of 8 Unilabor Chairs MT 552, Geraldo de Barros, 1960s, Brazilian Design
By Geraldo de Barros, Unilabor
Located in New York, NY
This incredible set of eight MT 552 chairs designed by Geraldo de Barros (1923-1998) and manufactured by Unilabor has a frame in solid rosewood with cane backrests and seats. Because...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Cane, Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Desk with Armchair by Geraldo de Barros for Unilabor, Brazil
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
Available today, this Brazilian Modern desk with Chair designed by Geraldo de Barros for Unilabor in the 50s is nothing less than spectacular! The desk is made with Brazilian rosewo...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Desk & Chair in Hardwood & Iron by Geraldo de Barros, Brazil
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
This Brazilian Modern desk and chair set by Geraldo de Barros for Unilabor is nothing less than spectacular. The desk is made with Brazilian rosewood (also known as jacaranda) and ...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Metal

Geraldo de Barros Bench
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Washington, DC
Long bench designed by Geraldo De Barros, considered one of the most important artists and designers In Brazilian Modernism.
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Wood

GB01 RIPAS - 6 chairs and sealed table in Rosewood, Geraldo de Barro Unilabor
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Curitiba, PR
GB01 RIPAS - 6 chairs and sealed table in Rosewood, Geraldo de Barro Unilabor Dimensions: Chairs Height: 85 cm Lenght: 45 cm Width: 48 cm Table Height: 76cm Lenght: 160cm Width...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Wood

Geraldo de Barros set of 4 brazilian Jacaranda circa 1960
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Rio De Janeiro, RJ
Incredible GERALDO DE BARROS original set of 4 armchairs in brazilian jacaranda circa 1960.
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1960s Brazilian International Style Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Set of six MT 552 by Geraldo de Barros
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in São Paulo, BR
Geraldo de Barros (1923-1998), a multifaceted artist hailing from Brazil, embodied a diverse range of creative disciplines, including painting, photography, furniture design, and pla...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Cane, Rosewood

Bar Cart in Hardwood, Iron, & White Formica by Geraldo de Barros, 1950s
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
This mid-century modern bar cart is made with Brazilian hardwood and has a black iron frame with white formica on the interior shelf. It features a large shelf, silver wheels on each...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Iron

Mid-century Brazilian Modern Rosewood Coffee Table With Iron Legs
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Oakland, CA
1960's Brazil Modern rosewood coffee table crafted of rosewood slats assembled to a wrought iron frame. The coffee table is in good condition with minor signs of age and use. Measure...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Iron

Brazilian Modern Desk in Cerejera Hardwood, Geraldo de Barros, 1970s Brazil
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
Available now, this Mid-Century Modern Desk designed by Geraldo de Barros for Hobjeto is is gorgeous! The desk is entirely made in Cerejera wood and features two floating drawers...
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1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Hardwood

14 Chairs by Geraldo de Barros
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Milano, Lombardia
Brazil, 1954 Manufactured by Unilabor Iron tubular structure, fabric upholstery Literature: Mo´vel Brasileiro Moderno, FGV Projetos, Rio de Janeiro, 2012, p. 186-187; Nadia Simo...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Iron

Geraldo de Barros By Hobjeto, Bench/ Coffee Table, c. 1960
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in PARIS, FR
This solid wood bench/coffee table by Geraldo de Barros for "Hobjeto" is a good example of the state of mind of Brazilian modernist designers. Its clean lines are resolutely modern, ...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Hardwood

Brazilian Modern Chest in Hardwood & Brass by Geraldo de Barros, 1950s, Brazil
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
Available today, this Mid-Century Modern chest of drawers made in Hardwood designed by Geraldo de Barros for Unilabor in the fifties is a very rare FIND and is gorgeous! The chest...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Brass

Brazilian Modern Bench in Hardwood by Geraldo de Barros for Hobjeto, 1970’s
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
Available now, this Brazilian Modern Bench in Hardwood designed by Geraldo de Barros for Hobjeto in the seventies is nothing less than gorgeous! This Mid-century modern bench is made of hardwood and consists of a low base structure five wood slabs on the top and chrome pins. This piece has all the fun aspects of a seventies mid-century piece: clean, straight lines and abundance of wood. A gorgeous piece like this would look awesome in a living room next to a sofa or in front of two lounge chairs. This Brazilian Modern piece will look great in in any mid-century modern, modern, contemporary, or even boho chic environment. The last couple images are vintage ads...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Dining Table in Tubular Chrome & Wood by Geraldo Barros, 1970
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
Available today, this midcentury dining table with chrome tubular base and wood leaf is a showstopper! The wood has been refinished, the metal cleaned up and the overall piece is in excellent condition. The table fits 6-8 people comfortably. This piece has all the fun aspects of a true bold Mid-Century Modern piece -- clean, angular swooping lines that give the piece an almost googie look that is unmistakably Mid-Century Modern. This table effortlessly flexes into any Mid-Century Modern, modern, Danish modern or contemporary environment. This piece would also look wonderful in a boho chic, chinoiserie, or Hollywood Regency styled home or office as well. This table was found in a private office in Curitiba (the capital of Parana, a southern state in Brazil) where all the furniture was from Geraldo de Barros for Hobjeto. About the author: Geraldo de Barros (1923-1998) was one of the key players of the Modernist movement in Brazil in the 1950s. Originally a painter close to the European avant-garde and the Pioneer of abstract photography in Brazil in the 1940s (his works are part of the MoMa collection), Geraldo de Barros went to furniture-making in the early 1950s, seeking a more popular artform that would make his work available to a larger audience - which was more or less the IDEA behind the Bauhaus movement. In 1954, he founded the company Unilabor with a Dominican priest and skilled tradesmen. Unilabor was run by its employees and all benefits shared between them, thus becoming the first communitarian business in Modern Brazil history. Unilabor grew quickly to become one of the most important furniture companies in the country, but internal disputes led to the end of the company in 1967. In 1964, De Barros went on to found in association with Aloísio Bione another furniture design company called Hobjeto. After Unilabor, Hobjeto was a more capitalistic project but without losing his constructive characteristics. Until his retirement in 1989, de Barros designed and projected in-numerous furniture lines in this Industrial manner. He even built a personal workshop in the factory to project and create his last painting series in Formica. The furniture and the paintings are finally created using the same techniques. Literature: • Vintage ads...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Chrome

Brazilian Modern File Cabinet Pair in Wood by Geraldo de Barros, c 1970, Brazil
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
Available immediately, these Brazilian Modern file cabinet pair in wood by Geraldo de Barros for Hobjeto made in 1971 is awesome. These handsome...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Formica, Hardwood

Brazilian Modern Table in Hardwood by Geraldo de Barros for Hobjeto Brazil 1972
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
Available today, I love everything about this Midcentury Modern Circular Dining Table in Hardwood by Geraldo de Barros. This hardwood, m...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Hardwood

1970's Midcentury Modern Desk in Tubular Chrome & Wood Leaf by Geraldo Barros
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
This Brazilian Modern desk has a chromed tubular metal base with top and drawers in agglomerated wood and Jacaranda (Brazilian rosewood) leaf. It...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Chrome

Rosewood Desk by Unilabor, Geraldo de Barros C. 1954, Brazilian Mid-Century
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
This desk was produced by the pioneer company Unilabor, with components designed by Geraldo de Barros (1923-1998). Its iron structure supports a top and drawers covered with Formica ...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Bookshelf in Hardwood, Brass & Steel Geraldo de Barros Brazil
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
The MF 710 bookshelf by Geraldo de Barros is stunning & probably the most complete of the systems created by him, despite having only 3 basic components: columns, boxes, and shelves....
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1950s South American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Brass, Iron

Geraldo De Barrors Rolling Cart, Unilabor, 1950s
By Geraldo de Barros, Unilabor
Located in Barcelona, ES
Rolling cart designed by Geraldo de Barros (1933-1998) and produced by Unilabor (1954-1961) in São Paulo (Brazil). The cart is made of solid “caviuna” wood and white Formica. Really ...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Formica, Hardwood

Bookcase "MF", by Geraldo de Barros for Unilabor
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
We work with artisans who masterfully restore typical pieces from each period of our history, valuing their different preservation techniques. Teamwork has built this pioneering comp...
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1960s Brazilian Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Wood

Geraldo de Barros, Center Table, c. 1970. Wood and wood veneer
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in PARIS, FR
Geraldo de Barros, Center Table, c. 1970 Wood and wood veneer, 31 x 79 x 85 cm. This wooden table and veneer by Geraldo de Barros for "Hobjeto" is a good example of the state of min...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Wood

Geraldo de Barros Long Bench with original label
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in Washington, DC
Solid wooden bench by important Brazilian Modernist figure Geraldo De Barros with original label attached. De Barros pursued his interest in adaptin...
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1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Wood

Brazilian Rosewood Bookshelf by Geraldo de Barros, Unilabor, 1950s, Mid-Century
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
This bookshelf was designed in the 1950s by Geraldo de Barros (1923-1998) and produced by Unilabor. He designed and projected furniture based on his constructive references related t...
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1950s South American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Iron

Set of Six Chairs in Rosewood, Model 4015 by Geraldo de Barros, Unilabor, 1950s
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
This chair designed by Geraldo de Barros has a light structure in solid rosewood, a characteristic of Unilabor's production, which used fine shapes in its designs for better use of i...
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1950s South American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Leather, Rosewood

Set of 6 Unilabor Chairs MT 552, Geraldo de Barros, 1960s, Brazilian Design
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
This incredible set of six chairs designed by Geraldo de Barros (1923-1998) and manufactured by Unilabor has a frame in solid rosewood with cane backrests and seats. Because it is a ...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Cane, Rosewood

Geraldo de Barros for Unilabor, Rosewood and Leather Chair
By Unilabor, Geraldo de Barros
Located in Houston, TX
Geraldo de Barros for Unilabor, This chair was designed in the late '50s. Unilabor was the first Brazilian labor cooperative. This chair presents a very minimal and discreet design, ...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Suede, Rosewood

Midcentury Brazilian Rosewood Bed by Geraldo de Barros, 1950s, Queen Size
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
This rosewood bed was designed by Geraldo de Barros in the 1950s and produced by Unilabor. The feet are made of iron with brass details on the tips. The system used was part of the i...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Iron, Brass

Set of Four Rosewood Chairs Model 4015 by Geraldo de Barros, Unilabor, 1960
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
This chair designed by Geraldo de Barros has a light structure in solid rosewood, a characteristic of Unilabor's production, which used fine shapes in its designs for better use of i...
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1960s South American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

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Leather, Rosewood

Bar Cart in Rosewood by Geraldo de Barros, 1960s
By Geraldo de Barros
Located in New York, NY
A 1960s two-tier bar cart by Geraldo de Barros, made in Brazilian rosewood (Jacaranda), top tray is removable. Trays in white Formica. Good vintage condition.
Category

1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Geraldo de Barros Furniture

Materials

Rosewood, Formica

Geraldo De Barros furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Geraldo de Barros furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Geraldo de Barros furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Geraldo de Barros were created in the mid-century modern style in south america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Móveis Cimo, Forma Brazil, and José Zanine Caldas. Prices for Geraldo de Barros furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,730 and can go as high as $42,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $10,000.

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