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Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

Brazilian, b. 1936

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.

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Creator:Percival Lafer
Rare "MP-43 Mirage" Armchair by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
The rare MP-43 armchair, made of Brazilian hardwood is another great example of the imaginative and innovative production of designer and architect Percival Lafer. It has a chrome le...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Rare "MP-01" Armchair, by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
This beautiful pair of MP-01 armchairs, made of iron covered with Brazilian hardwood, designed and produced in 1961 by the master Percival Lafer, was the first piece created by the d...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Percival Lafer Lounge Chair
By Percival Lafer
Located in Weesp, NL
Percival Lafer super comfortable Mid-Century Modern lounge chair made of Brazilian mahogany and still with it's original faux leather upholstery. This beauty has it's original leathe...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Mahogany, Faux Leather

Pair of "MP-25" Armchairs, Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
The mp-25 model, created in 1967 by Percival Lafer was thought and developed through a mixture of elements from other models, such as the mp-13 structure, the mp-19 arms, and the ide...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

MP-51 Brazilian Lounge Chair by Percival Lafer for Móveis Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in TORONTO, CA
Stunning MP-51 lounge chair by Percival Lafer. In great original vintage condition with original upholstery that has great patina and wear. Bottom slings have been replaced with a ri...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Jacaranda

Percival Lafer Loungechair and Ottoman Produced by Lafer MP in Brazil
By Percival Lafer, Lafer
Located in Dronten, NL
Arm chair with matching ottoman designed by Percival Lafer and produced by Lafer MP in Brazil. The leather with impressed mark at the backrest. Excellent vintage condition.
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Percival Lafer Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Mahogany and Leather Lounge Chair
By Percival Lafer
Located in Weesp, NL
Stylish Mid-Century Modern lounge chair designed and produced by Percival Lafer In Sào Paulo Brazil. The Brazilian mahogany structure is in good condition and the chair still has it'...
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1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Pair of Midcentury Brazilian Armchairs by Percival Lafer, 1970s
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
This pair of armchairs, created in the 1970s by the designer Percival Lafer is extremely comfortable and is capable of bringing a sense of personality and style to any decor. The str...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Foam, Wood

"MP-87" Armchair. Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
This mp-87 lounge chair was designed in the 70s by the master Percival Lafer, besides being a rare piece, this design is a good example of his genius and unmistakable style! Super co...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Midcentury Brazilian Leather Lounge Chairs by Percival Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning pair of vintage modern lounge chairs boast sturdy rosewood frames and black leather upholstery. A sleek hammock style design with squared off sides that function as the...
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1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Pair of Rare Lounge Chairs, by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Designed and produced in 1977 by the master Percival Lafer, this piece has a striking and comfortable design. The structure built through simple lines carries special details such as...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Percival Lafer Lounge Chair with Ottoman in Leather
By Percival Lafer
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Percival Lafer, lounge chair with ottoman model MP-211, wood, leather, Brazil, 1974 Lounge chair by Brazilian designer Percival Lafer. This set consists of a solid wood base in whic...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

Percival Lafer MP-41 Lounge Chairs for Craft Associates
By Percival Lafer, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Percival Lafer Manufacturer: Craft Associates® Furniture Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern Specs: Walnut, leather These Percival Lafer MP-41 lounge chairs are expertly han...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Pair of Brazilian Leather Lounge Chairs and Ottomans by Pervical Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of patinated leather lounge chairs and ottomans designed by Pervical Lafer.
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1970s Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Pair of "MP-51" Armchair, Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
A rare model of armchair, MP-51 has its structure entirely made out of Pau Ferro, a Brazilian hardwood present in the Brazilian forests. The structure also presents leather stripes t...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Percival Lafer Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Mahogany and Leather Lounge Chairs
By Percival Lafer
Located in Weesp, NL
Gorgeous Mid-Century Modern pair of taupe coloured leather and Brazilian mahogany lounge chairs made in São Paulo by Percival Lafer. Both chairs are in very good original unrestored ...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Pair of "MP-13" Armchairs, Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
A rare model of armchair, created in 1963, MP-13 has its structure entirely made out of solid Brazilian Hardwood. Chrome iron fittings and seat and backrest upholstered. In addition ...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of "MP-05" Armchair by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Designed as a variation on the MP-3 armchair, the rare MP-5 armchair demonstrates Lafer's passion for mechanisms and solutions, often capable of bringing simple and elegant lines to ...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Lounge Chair MP-163, by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Designed and produced in 1970 by the master Percival Lafer, this piece has a striking and comfortable design. The structure built through simple lines carries special details such as...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Steel

MP-091 Percival Lafer Lounger/ Armchair
By Percival Lafer
Located in East Hampton, NY
An original MP-091 lounger by Percival Lafer in Brazilian cherry and with original dowels and leather straps. Re-upholstered by previous owner in red leather. These are easy to re-up...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Cherry

Rare MP-75 Lounge Chair, by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
This rare lounge chair was designed and produced in 1970 by the master Percival Lafer, this piece has a striking and comfortable design. The chair base is molded in fiber, covered wi...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Foam

Armchair MP-13 by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Design
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Its entire base is built in solid Brazilian wood jatoba. All upholstery is suede with buttons delicately carved in rosewood. In addition to all this, it is possible to remove the ent...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Other

Pair of Rosewood and Suede MP-091 Lounge Chairs by Percival Lafer
By Percival Lafer, Lafer
Located in Dorchester, MA
Brazilian modernist Percival Lafer designed this inviting pair of lounge chairs as part of his MP-091 suite. The comfortable tufted cushions sit on sturdy straps, attached with dowel...
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1970s Brazilian Modern Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Suede, Rosewood

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"MP-87" Armchair. Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
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Pair of "MP-51" Armchair, Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
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Pair of "MP-13" Armchairs, Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
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Pair of "MP-25" Armchairs, Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
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Rare MP-75 Lounge Chair, by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
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Located in Sao Paulo, SP
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Pair of Rare Lounge Chairs, by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
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Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Designed and produced in 1977 by the master Percival Lafer, this piece has a striking and comfortable design. The structure built through simple lines carries special details such as...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Lounge Chair MP-163, by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
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Sofa MP-163, by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Designed and produced in 1970 by the master Percival Lafer, this piece has a striking and comfortable design. The structure built through simple lines carries special details such as...
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Sofa "MP-97", Design by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
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"MP-97" Coffee Table, Design by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
This beautiful MP-97 coffee table, made of Solid Jatobá wood is another great example of the imaginative and innovative mind of the designer and architect Percival Lafer. Definitely ...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Previously Available Items
Pair of Rosewood and Suede MP-091 Lounge Chairs by Percival Lafer
By Percival Lafer, Lafer
Located in Dorchester, MA
Brazilian modernist Percival Lafer designed this inviting pair of lounge chairs as part of his MP-091 suite. The comfortable tufted cushions sit on sturdy straps, attached with dowel...
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1970s Brazilian Modern Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Suede, Rosewood

1'st Series Percival Lafer MP-41 Brazilian Leather Lounge Chair
By Percival Lafer, Lafer
Located in Debrecen-Pallag, HU
Stunning tufted leather lounge chair with Jatobah frame and original leather upholstery, designed by Percival Lafer and manufactured by Lafer Furniture, Brazil, during the 1960s. Lig...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Percival Lafer 'MP-41' Lounge Chair with Ottoman in Leather
By Percival Lafer
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Percival Lafer, 'MP-41' lounge chair with ottoman, leather, late 1970s Bulky and voluptuous lounge chair with pouf by Brazilian designer Percival Lafer from his 'MP-41' series. Th...
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1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

MP-211 Lounge Chair by Brazilian Designer Percival Lafer for Móveis Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in TORONTO, CA
1960-1979 production. Original leather upholstery in a Tuscany Yellow, with beautiful patina, as photographed. Both the MP-211 lounge chair and matching sofa date to the 60s-70s. ...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Jacaranda

MP-41 Lounge Chair by Brazilian Designer Percival Lafer for Móveis Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in TORONTO, CA
Lounge chair designed by Percival Lafer reupholstered at some point in it's life, identical and beautifully as per the original design in an extremely high quality vinyl. Both the MP...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Jacaranda

Brazilian Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Percival Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in Round Rock, TX
Lovely tall back jatoba wood and leather lounge chair and ottoman designed by Percival Lafer, in original cognac leather, Brazil, 1970's, produced by Lafer MP, model MP-167.
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1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Percival Lafer 'MP-211' Armchair and Ottoman, Brazil circa 1960s, Signed
By Lafer, Percival Lafer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An impressive Percival Lafer 'MP-211' lounge chair and ottoman with original labels, circa 1960s Brazil. The overstuffed lounge chair is fashioned with leatherette ties secured with ...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Faux Leather, Rosewood

Percival Lafer Pair of Midcentury Brazilian Lounge Chair, 1960s
By Percival Lafer
Located in bari, IT
Fantastic vintage lounge chairs by Percival Lafer. Brazilian design and original leather. Really unique design and construction make this a true statement piece. the structure is ver...
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Percival Lafer 'Earth' Chrome and Leather Lounge Chair
By Lafer, Percival Lafer
Located in Chicago, IL
Gorgeous 1970s Percival Lafer Earth (MP-163) lounge chair made in Brazil. Original, perfectly worn in leather upholstery in a caramel color, with coordinating suede panel on back. Ch...
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Chrome

Leather and Rosewood Lounge Chair in the style of Lafer, Brazil
By Percival Lafer
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A leather covered lounge chair with a Jacaranda rosewood frame designed in the manner of Percival Lafer with comfort and style in mind. Made in Brazil the designers and crafts people...
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Rosewood

Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs
By Percival Lafer
Located in New York, NY
Percival Lafer lounge chairs model MP-091. Original caramel leather on Brazilian cherrywood frames. In good original condition, all completely original.
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1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Cherry

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Percival Lafer 'MP-211' Armchairs and Ottoman, Brazil circa 1960s, Signed
By Percival Lafer, Lafer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An impressive set of Percival Lafer 'MP-211' lounge chairs (2) and ottoman (1) with original labels, circa 1960s Brazil. The overstuffed lounge chairs are fashioned with leatherette ...
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Percival Lafer lounge chairs for sale on 1stDibs

The Percival Lafer lounge chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our Percival Lafer collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 25 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 1 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original Percival Lafer lounge chairs were created in the mid-century modern style in South America during the 20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider lounge chairs by Oscar Niemeyer, José Zanine Caldas and Sergio Rodrigues. Percival Lafer lounge chairs can vary in price, size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$1,500 and tops out at US$21,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$8,450 on average.