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Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

Brazilian

In 1873, a group of wealthy coffee merchants established the Liceu de Artes e Ofícios with the stated aim of supporting future industrialization efforts in Brazil. Seven years later, it became a fully integrated school. For over a century, it has trained the public in fields of agriculture, industry, trade, crafts, the arts and design, including furniture design, leading to the production of incredibly rare student-designed pieces still sought after today. 

Borrowing its model from similar European institutions, the Liceu de Artes e Ofícios built upon methods and curricula popular at the time to instruct and train economically disadvantaged locals. In the hopes of making Brazil’s industries more competitive, the school involved eminent volunteers, including two of its directors, Brazilian architects Bettencourt da Silva and Ramos de Azevedo. At times, the school used its own exceptionally talented students as teachers when volunteers were scarce.

The Sociedade Propagadora das Belas Artes maintained the school in a building designed by Ramos in São Paulo. Ramos’s work also included notable buildings such as the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo and the Palácio das Indústrias. The school has provided furnishings for a range of hotels, like the Manaus Tropical Hotel, as well as the Cumbica International Airport.

On 1stDibs find a collection of Liceu de Artes e Ofícios seating, tables and more.

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Creator: Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Liceu de Artes e Oficios lounge chairs Brazil 1955
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Super rare sculptural lounge chairs designed and made by Liceu de Artes e Oficios, Brazil 1955. The chairs have elegant lines and awesome woodworking details. The feet are slightly a...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Velvet, Rosewood

Liceu de Artes e Oficios lounge sofa Brazil 1955
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Super rare sculptural lounge sofa designed and made by Liceu de Artes e Oficios, Brazil 1955. The sofa has elegant lines and awesome woodworking details. The feet are slightly angled...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Velvet, Rosewood

1950's Brazilian bench by Liceu de Arte
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in New York, NY
The Liceu de Arte bench is unique and special due to its exceptional blend of natural materials and artistic design, deeply rooted in the educational and cultural ethos of the Liceu ...
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1950s Brazilian Vintage Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Brazilian Modern Armchairs in Hardwood & Leather, Liceu de Artes, Brazil, 1960s
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in New York, NY
Available today, these Brazilian Modern Armchairs in Hardwood & Leather by Liceu de Artes made in Brazil during the 1960s are nothing less than spectacular! What makes this mid-cent...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Leather, Hardwood

Atelier Liceu de Arte e Oficios. Coffee table, c. 1960
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in PARIS, FR
This remarkable coffee table is imbued with Brazilian history and craftsmanship. Dating from the 1960s, she proudly bears the label of the Liceu de Arte e Oficios workshop, an emblem...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Metal

Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Brazilian Rosewood Lounge Chairs
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Oakland, CA
Pair of Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Brazilian Modern lounge chairs crafted of stunning Brazilian Rosewood with new fabric. Measurements...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Rosewood

Liceu de Artes e Oficios, Sofa 4 places, c. 1960
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in PARIS, FR
Created in the 1960s, this set consisting of a sofa and a pair of armchairs is now iconic of Brazilian modernist design, and it has largely participated in the recognition of the Lic...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Linen, Hardwood

Minimalist Daybed, Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
The daybed, manufactured by Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, is a prime example of mid-20th century Brazilian furniture design, which is renowned for its blend of modernist principles with traditional Brazilian materials and techniques. Liceu de Artes e Ofícios was an important institution in the development of Brazilian design, providing education and promoting craftsmanship. Their furniture production is noted for its high-quality craftsmanship and use of local materials. This particular daybed features a robust and simple wooden frame, made from native Brazilian hardwood, which is known for its durability and beautiful grain. The use of such wood not only ensures longevity but also gives the piece a warm, inviting appearance. The design of the daybed is minimalist, with clean lines and an unadorned structure that emphasizes the natural beauty of the wood. It has a low profile and a rectangular shape, which are characteristic of modernist design, aiming for functionality without sacrificing style. The cushioning on top is tufted, adding a touch of classic detailing to an otherwise modern piece. The tufting is not merely decorative but also helps to keep the upholstery in place and maintain its shape over time. The legs of the daybed are short and splayed, a design choice that provides stability and a slight mid-century aesthetic flair. The clean geometry of the daybed allows it to fit seamlessly into various interior design schemes, from the more traditional to the contemporary. Overall, this daybed represents the innovative spirit of Brazilian design from the mid-20th century, where designers and manufacturers were embracing modernist trends while fostering a unique Brazilian identity through the use of local materials and traditional craftsmanship. It's a functional, elegant piece that reflects the era's design values: form, function, and a close relationship with the materials used. About the manufacturer: The Liceu de Artes e Ofícios in São Paulo, established in 1873, is a significant Brazilian institution with a focus on technical education and has also made contributions to cultural and industrial production. The school was founded by the elite of coffee aristocrats with the positivist ideal of promoting the "dignity of man through work," aiming to prepare specialized labor for the country's future industrialization. Throughout its history, the institution has undergone several transformations. It started with simple courses such as Arithmetic and then expanded to include technical education, inspired by the European Arts and Crafts Movement, which valued the manual work of craftsmen within the capitalist industry. Under the direction of architect Francisco de Paula Ramos de Azevedo...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Fabric, Hardwood

Brazilian Modern Rocking Chair & Ottoman in Hardwood & Leather, Liceu de Artes
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in New York, NY
Available today with free domestic shipping included, this one-of-a-kind Brazilian Modern Rocking Chair with Ottoman in Hardwood & Leather designed by Liceu de Artes made in the 60s ...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Leather, Hardwood

Liceu de Artes e Oficios lounge chairs Brazil 1960
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
These chairs are something special, with a beautifully sculpted structure made from solid cocobolo rosewood. They come with grey bouclé cushions, but you can easily change them to a ...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Fabric, Rosewood

Pair of Brazilian Rosewood Armchair by Liceu De Artes e Officios, Midcentury
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in New York, NY
Pair of armchairs designed by Liceu de Artes e Oficios in solid rosewood, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1960s. The piece has been recently refinished and newly upholstered in natural leather. Liceu De Artes & Oficios was established in 1873 by a group of elite coffee aristocrats that pretended to train skilled labor for possible future industrialization of Brazil. Seven years after, the institution changed completely the proposal, really becoming a school of craftsmanship, occupying a building design by Ramos de...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Leather, Rosewood

Brazilian Modern Sofa in Hardwood & Fabric by Liceu de Artes, c. 1960s
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in New York, NY
This sofa is made with Rosewood and it has been reupholstered with a beautiful off-white fabric. What makes this sofa so unique are the built-in side tables (also made with Rosewood...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Fabric, Hardwood

Pair of Lounge Chairs, by Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
These lounge chairs, masterfully crafted by Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, are an epitome of the Brazilian mid-century design movement, blending timeless elegance with superior craftsmans...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Fabric, Hardwood

Liceu De Artes e Oficios Pair of Midcentury Brazilian Jacaranda Armchairs Cream
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Barcelona, ES
Liceu de artes e oficios Pair of armchairs Manufactured by Liceo de Arte e Oficios Brazil, 1950 Solid jacaranda and upholstery Cream upholstered Mid-Century Modern Measure...
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20th Century Brazilian Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Upholstery, Jacaranda

Pair of Lounge Chairs in Solid Brazilian Hardwood, Mid-Century Modern Design
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Meticulously crafted from solid Brazilian hardwood, these chairs exude an air of elegance and sophistication. Recently reupholstered in a stunning yellow fabric, they offer a vibrant...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Hardwood

Brazilian Rosewood Sofa by Liceu De Artes e Officios, Midcentury
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in New York, NY
Two-seat sofa designed by Liceu de Artes e Oficios in solid rosewood, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1960s. The piece has been recently refinished and newly upholstered in natural leather. Liceu De Artes & Oficios was established in 1873 by a group of elite coffee aristocrats that pretended to train skilled labor for possible future industrialization of Brazil. Seven years after, the institution changed completely the proposal, really becoming a school of craftsmanship, occupying a building design by Ramos de...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Leather, Rosewood

Liceu de Artes e Officios Brazilian Rosewood Lounge Chairs
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Oakland, CA
Liceu de Artes e Officios lounge chairs handcrafted from solid Jacaranda in a sculptural form with sloping arms and tapered edges. Newly upho...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Leather, Jacaranda

Brazilian Modern Armchairs in Hardwood & Beige Linen by Liceu De Artes, 1960s
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in New York, NY
Available today, this spectacular Mid-Century Modern armchair set in hardwood & beige cotton fabric designed by Liceu de Artes e Oficios, in the sixties, is nothing less than spectacular. These impressive armchairs are made in Brazilian Rosewood, known as Jacaranda, and re-upholstered in beige linen. The woodwork is spectacular and can be seen throughout the piece but mostly in the arms, legs, and the backrest. The old Jacaranda has been refinished and displays colorful veins in both armchairs. The set is displayed in our showroom next to a Joaquim Tenreiro Concha sofa...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Linen, Hardwood

Brazilian Modern Armchair Set in Hardwood & Beige Leather by Liceu de Artes 1960
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in New York, NY
Available today, this one-of-a-kind Mid-Century Modern armchair set in Hardwood & Beige Leather designed by Liceu de Artes e Oficios, in the sixties is nothing less than spectacular. The delicate armchairs are made in Brazilian Rosewood, known as Jacaranda, and re-upholstered in beige leather. The Canoa (canoe) model was inspired by the Brazilian canoes used in the Amazon. This can be seen in the armchair arms that resemble a canoe handle. The woodwork is spectacular and can be seen throughout the piece but mostly in the arms and legs. The old Jacaranda has colorful veins showcasing the age of the piece as well as levity in its design. The Italian leather is smooth, and the armchairs are not only beautiful but very comfortable. The wood was refinished and besides the marks of age (which are minimal) the set is in excellent condition. Sofa is available for sale also. The set is displayed in our showroom next to a green Sergio Rodrigues Sofa...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Leather, Hardwood

Pair of Armchairs by Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Whitstable, GB
A pair of beautiful solid wood armchairs designed and manufactured by Liceu de Artes e Oficios, São Paulo, 1960s. The design is inspired on a chair design by Finn Juhl. Solid wood s...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Fabric, Hardwood

Liceu de Artes & Ofícios Brazilian Chairs, Mid-Century Modern Design
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
These two lounge chairs are a stunning representation of midcentury Brazilian design, produced by the esteemed design collective Liceu de Artes e Ofícios. The chairs' frames are craf...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Brass

Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, Sofa, Rosewood, Grey Fabric, Brazil, 1955
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in High Point, NC
A grey fabric and rosewood sofa designed and produced by Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, Brazil, 1955. Presents with partial makers label to underside.
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Fabric, Rosewood

Liceu De Artes E Oficios Arm Chairs Pair, Brazil, 1960
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Striking pair of armchairs designed and made by Lice de Artes e Oficios, Brazil 1960. These lounge chairs made by Liceu de Artes e Officios have a beautiful patina and are in a very ...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Leather, Rosewood

Pair of Lounge Chairs by Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, 1960's, Brazilian Mid-Century
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Pair of Lounge chairs in Wood and Fabric, Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, 1960's, Brazilian mid-century design This beautiful pair of armchairs was made of Brazilian hardwood in the 60s...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Fabric, Hardwood

Liceu de Arts e Ofícios Rosewood Side Table
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Oakland, CA
Exquisite side table by Liceu de Arts e Ofícios, Sao Paulo Brazil, 1958, meticulously sculpted of solid jacarandá-da-Bahia Rosewood with exposed joinery of Pau Marfim is an elegant a...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Rosewood

Sofa by “Liceu de Artes e Ofícios”, Brazil, 1960s
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Barcelona, ES
Sofa designed and produced by “Liceu de Artes e Ofícios” around 1960’s in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Solid wood, brass details and new upholstery. Ready to...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Brass

Armchairs by “Liceu de Artes e Ofícios”, Brazil 1960s.
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Barcelona, ES
Armchairs designed and produced by “Liceu de Artes e Ofícios” around 1960’s in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Solid wood, brass details and new upholstery. Rea...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Brass

Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Lounge Chair, White Leather
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Houston, TX
Liceu de Artes e Ofiicios, lounge chair, Brazil, 1960s. The construction of the frame is created according to a skeleton layout. The design holds an open character with admiring l...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Leather, Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Armchairs by Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Whitstable, GB
Pair of armchairs Liceu de Artes e Ofícios in Jacarandá. The wood is in great condition: beautiful grain. Newly upholstered in a br...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Hardwood

Lounge Sofa Manufactured by Lyceu de Artes e Officios
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Milano, Lombardia
Lounge sofa Brazil, 1958 Manufactured by Lyc¸eu de Artes e Officios Brazilian ironwood, fabric upholstery 220 x 90 x H 70 H seat 45 cm 86.6 x 35.4 x H ...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Midcentury Brazilian Side Table with Wood Top, 1960s
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
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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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Aluminum

Pair of Liceu De Artes Brazilian Jacaranda 1960s Armchairs in Grey Linen
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 1960s armchairs by Liceu de Artes in Brazilian jacaranda and upholstered in grey linen.
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Linen, Jacaranda

Liceu De Arte Brazilian Jacaranda Wood Rocking Chair in Beige Leather, 1960s
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960s Brazilian jacaranda wood rocking chair upholstered in beige leather by Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Jacaranda, Leather

Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Midcentury Brazilian Bench with Aluminum and Wood
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
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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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Aluminum

Side table by Liceu de Artes e Oficios
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in London, GB
Side table by Liceu de Artes e Oficios made in wood and cane.
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Hardwood, Cane

Coffee table by Liceu de Artes e Oficios
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in London, GB
Beautiful coffee table by Liceu de Artes e Oficios made in wood and cane.
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Hardwood

Brazilian Modern Sofa in Hardwood & Brown Leather by Liceu De Artes 1960
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in New York, NY
Available right now, with complimentary domestic shipping included this midcentury sofa in Brazilian Rosewood, as known as Jacaranda and brown leather designed by Liceu de Artes e Of...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Furniture

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Leather, Hardwood

Liceu De Artes E Ofícios furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Liceu de Artes e Ofícios 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 Liceu de Artes e Ofícios furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Liceu de Artes e Ofícios 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, and Forma Brazil. Prices for Liceu de Artes e Ofícios furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $3,800 and can go as high as $25,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $14,600.

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