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Percival Lafer Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Mahogany and Leather Lounge Chair

US$4,622.77

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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's original camel color leather upholstery. This chair was made on the 23rd of July 1976. Seating height is 45cm. This beauty will be shipped insured overseas in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of insured transport is crate included.

Details

  • Creator
    Percival Lafer (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 33.86 in. (86 cm)Width: 31.89 in. (81 cm)Depth: 38.59 in. (98 cm)Seat Height: 17.72 in. (45 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1976
  • Condition
    Repaired: Some minor professional repairs have been done to the wooden structure. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    Weesp, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1464223423772

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    US$1,011.23 Standard Front Door Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 1-4 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Weesp, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Percival Lafer

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.

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