1 of 8 images

Organic Modern Sergio Rodrigues "Taj" Vinhatico Wood Outdoor Chair


From the "Taj" series by Sergio Rodrigues, these chairs are solid Vinhatico wood. A matching dining table is also available. The price listed is for a set of four. Measures: Seat depth: 14 1/2". In order to preserve our inventory, after restoration we blanket wrap and store nearly every piece in our warehouse. Please email Hayes Gallery in the Contact Dealer section, located beside our logo to arrange a viewing at your leisure. Thank you!


  • Period
  • Condition
    Good. Excellent refinished condition with very minor blemishes consistent with age; glossy lacquer finish. .
  • Dimensions

    H 29 in. x W 18 in. x D 16 in.

    H 73.66 cm x W 45.72 cm x D 40.64 cm

  • Seat height
    16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Seller location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Seller reference number
    Newin Storage TH1373
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Sergio Rodrigues (Designer)

The prolific architect and designer Sergio Rodrigues is often called the "father of modern Brazilian design," but it is the second adjective in that phrase that deserves emphasis: Rodrigues’s great achievement was to create furniture in a style that captured the spirit, character and personality of his country.

     Modernity came slowly to 20th-century Brazil, politically and culturally. The nation finally realized genuine constitutional democracy in 1945, ushering in a new, progressive era in the arts. Until that time, heavy furniture based on historical European models had been the norm. In the late 1940s, designer Joaquim Tenreiro introduced sleek, minimalist chairs and cabinets; José Zanine Caldas, now best known for his later artisanal work, created plywood furnishings for mass-production; the Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi, a former editor for the Gio Ponti-founded magazine Domus, set up shop in São Paulo, designing elegant, flexible chairs set on slim metal frames.

     This was the heady scene into which Rodrigues, the son of an artistically prominent Rio de Janeiro family, arrived after graduating in 1952 from the national university. He established Oca Industries in 1955, a company that would become the preeminent maker of modernist furniture in Brazil. When architects Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer were tasked in 1956 with the whirlwind project to plan, design and build the new capital, Brasília, in five years, they used Rodrigues’s early chairs, with their softly-contoured lines and caned seats and backrests, to furnish many of the buildings.

     Rodrigues would realize the true expression of his talents in — and garner international awards and acclaim with — his Mole chair of 1957. The word mole means "soft" in Portuguese, but can be interpreted as "easygoing" or even "listless." Rodrigues's chair features a sturdy, generously proportioned frame of the native South American hardwood jacaranda, upholstered with overstuffed leather pads that flap like saddlebags across the arms, seat, and backrest. It is a chair that invites sprawling — perfect for the social milieu of the bossa nova and caipirinha cocktails; where a languorous afternoon spent chatting and joking is the apex of enjoyment. Most of the estimated 1,200 chairs, sofas, tables, beds and dressers Rodrigues designed in his long career are imbued, in one way or another, with this air of robust relaxation. Sergio Rodrigues was a designer true to the temperament of his people.

About the Seller

Top Seller
1stdibs seller since 2016
Typical response time: 3 hrs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller

Exotic Wood Round Outdoor Dining Table by Sergi...

Sergio Rodrigues

Brazilian Dining Room Tables

A solid Peroba wood dining table designed for an outdoor or informal atmosphere by Sergio Rodrigues. From the "Taja" series.          

NaN Sale Price
20% Off

"Taja" Line Table by Sergio Rodrigues

Sergio Rodrigues

Brazilian Patio and Garden Furniture


From the "Taja" series by Sergio Rodrigues, this solid peroba dining table. A matching set of four chairs is available. In order to preserve our inventory, after restoration we bl...

NaN / set

Paul Evans Style Vintage Pair of Brutalist Brai...

American Doors and Gates

Brass, Bronze

A fantastic pair of mixed metal door handles in the manner of Paul Evans. The back plates are brass plate and tubing. Great original patina. Door handles look great both directions. ...

NaN / item

Set of Two Solid Rosewood Door Handles from Brazil

Brazilian Doors and Gates

Rosewood, Lacquer

Beautifully restored vintage door handles from Brazil. Each piece is unique. The rosewood has been bleached to expose the exquisite grain, then finished with a satin lacquer and brus...

You May Also Like

Solid Vinhatico Wood "Taj" Outdoor Chair by Ser...

Brazilian Armchairs

A solid Vinhatico wood "Taj" slat lounge chair from Brazil by Sergio Rodrigues with paddle arms and a curved back. A matching bar cart is also available. Seat depth: 15.75" Arm h...

NaN / set

Set of Four Pipsan Saarinen Swanson for Ficks R...

Pipsan Saarinen-Swanson

Beautiful set of four restored Pipsan Saarinen-Swanson outdoor patio sitting chairs for Ficks Reed, circa 1949. The have wrought iron frames with canvas seats. The canvas has been re...

NaN Sale Price / set
20% Off

Pair of Twig Iron Outdoor Chairs by Rose Tarlow...

Rose Tarlow

Pair of Twig iron outdoor chairs by Rose Tarlow Melrose House - Rose Tarlow is known as one of the most influential designers in the world, doing homes and custom furniture for the l...

NaN / set

Walter Lamb for Brown Jordan Outdoor/Patio Bron...

Walter Lamb, Brown Jordan

American Patio and Garden Furniture

Bronze, Cotton

Set of four outdoor/patio tubular bronze frame chairs with cloth cording seat and back with a verdigris bronze finish. This set includes 3 side chairs and one armchair. Designed by...


Modern Sheer Metal Bistro/Garden Stacking Chairs

Chrome, Steel

Chic modern chrome base bistro/garden stacking chairs with mesh metal seat and back.Listed price is for each chair.


Figural Carved Sandstone Chair, Italy, 1910

Italian Side Chairs

A rare antique Italian garden or park chair made of hand-carved sandstone. Wonderful carvings designed as branches, leaves, flowers and a bird. Executed 1910 Piemont, Italy.


Tomaso Buzzi Wrought Iron Side Chair

Tomaso Buzzi

Italian Side Chairs

Neoclassical wrought iron paint decorated Italianate chair, by Tomaso Buzzi. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, shows cosmetic wear, normal and consistent with age. Measures: Seat h...


Rustic Folk Art Adirondack Chair, circa 1940

American Patio and Garden Furniture


Early 20th century handmade American rustic branch side chair. Featuring a comfortable slatted seat with branch border.