1 of 6 images

Sergio Rodrigues Rosewood Wall Mirror


Sergio Rodrigues design wall mirror. Superb quality construction made from solid Brazilian rosewood in excellent condition.


  • Condition
  • Dimensions

    H 3 ft. 5 in. x W 3 ft. 0 in. x D 2 in.

    H 104.14 cm x W 91.44 cm x D 5.08 cm

  • Seller location
    San Francisco, CA
  • 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 2005
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in San Francisco, CA
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller
Sergio Rodrigues Rosewood Chest or Trunk
Sergio Rodrigues
Brazilian Blanket Chests
Sergio Rodrigues design blanket chest or storage chest made from Brazilian rosewood. Excellent original condition, stamped.
Sergio Rodrigues Extension Dining Table
Sergio Rodrigues
Brazilian Dining Room Tables
Sergio Rodrigues Brazilian rosewood dining table with one hidden butterfly leaf. Superb quality construction and attention to detail. Perfectly refinished and ready to enjoy. Purcha...

Sergio Rodrigues Mischievous Chair and Ottoman

$12,800 / set
Sergio Rodrigues Mischievous Chair and Ottoman
Sergio Rodrigues
Brazilian Lounge Chairs
Iconic Mischievous or Mole armchair and matching ottoman by Rodrigues, designed in Brazil 1957. It is made of a solid jacaranda frame, slotted together and secured by rosewood pegs. ...
Mid Century Italian Wall Mirror
Italian Wall Mirrors
Unusual mid century Italian molded teak plywood wall mirror. The wood frame is in excellent vintage condition with a slight chip to the mirror plate at one of the mounting points.
You May Also Like
'Gracie' Wall Mirror
British Wall Mirrors
Brass, Mirror
This glamorous wall mirror consists of delicate gold brass flowers and leaves that encircle the beveled mirror. Each flower is finished with a ruby or emerald centre unless it holds ...
Brazilian Midcentury Jacaranda Wall Console by ...
Sergio Rodrigues
Brazilian Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Jacaranda
A 1960s Brazilian wall console designed by Sergio Rodrigues and crafted in Jacaranda wood, offered as a set with an unmarked Jacaranda mirror. In good vintage condition, with wear co...

Channel Wall Mirror

$1,580 / item
Channel Wall Mirror
Franco Mario, Re-Wood
Italian Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Wood
This exquisite wall mirror visually recreates the atmosphere of Venetian canals, paying a tribute to this unique city. This piece incorporates two boards of wood that retains its ori...
A Sergio Rodrigues 'Cuiaba' Wall Mirror with Ja...
Sergio Rodrigues
Brazilian Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Jacaranda
A highly modernistic Brazilian wall mirror, produced circa 1970s by architect and designer Sergio Rodrigues, from his Cuiabá series, glass set within a lacquered jacaranda wood fram...
'Constructivist Mirror Series - Square' Modern ...
Nina Cho
American Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Acrylic, Oak
The geometric design of the mirrors reference constructivist painting. Form is created by matching various shapes in contrasting geometric proportions. My mirrors display a rich harm...
Rosewood Modernist Wall Mirror
American Wall Mirrors
Unknown artist of a unique modernist rosewood wall mirror from 1960s.

Timeless Opaline Venetian Wall Mirror

$5,400 / item
Timeless Opaline Venetian Wall Mirror
Ongaro e Fuga
Italian Wall Mirrors
Glass, Wood
Opaline Murano glasswork embellishes this masterfully crafted mirror frame by Ongaro e Fuga. The original design dates back to the 1970s, when the glass artists of the Venetian ateli...
Danish Rosewood Wall Mirror, circa 1960s
Danish Wall Mirrors
Brass, Rosewood
Danish rosewood tri fold wall mirror with finger joints and brass hinges. It can be used mounted to a wall or standing. Left and right mirrors measure: 12.75”W x 23.75”H x 1”D. Cente...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries